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Fundraisers Chase their target

Wednesday, 09 January 2013

Chase Vaughan is pictured behind the wheel of an International tractor with Dave Clayton at a road run also featuring 4x4s and a Second World War Jeep.
The run, part of an appeal to fund a life-changing operation for the six-year-old, started in Mitchel Troy courtesy of Steve Hart and family and travelled through Lydart, Penallt and The Narth, arriving at the Fountain Inn, Trelleck Grange for a well-earned lunch.
The return journey took participants through Trellech and Cwmcarvan before returning to Mitchel Troy.
The weather did not put off two youngsters from Newport who drove tractors without cabs. Organiser Dave Clayton, from the Border Counties Vintage Club, is hoping to organise another run when the better weather arrives.
Chase is also pictured with Emily White, who did something amazing with her flowing locks to help reach the £40,000 target.
17-year-old Emily White has gone the extra mile for the A Big Wish for Chase fund, shaving all of her hair off on Boxing Day.
Emily, a Health and Social Care student at The Royal Forest of Dean College, had friend Tara Sumner shave her hair at Monmouth Football club after the Boxing Day charity game.
Chase sat on her supporter’s knee through the cut and so far Emily has raised almost £1,000 in aid of the life-changing operation Chase needs to enable her to walk.
“I just wanted to do something for Chase where people could sponsor me,” said Emily.
“I had loads of hair before and it feels so weird now, I can’t stop touching it but it is growing back surprisingly quickly.”
• A wedding fair and catwalk will be held at Bridges Community Centre on 19th January to raise funds for Chase.
The fair will see exhibitors travel from far and wide to attend, each of them donating to the cause.
A catwalk will run between 12 and 4pm.
Tickets are £5, with children entering for free. Tickets will be available at the door or call 07794499524 to book.

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