Chloe Shannon and friends raised money in honour of four-year-old Tarun Chung who is battling a rare genetic condition

National Citizen Service teens celebrate raising £2,000 for a four-year-old Tarun Chung who is battling a rare genetic disease

National Citizen Service teens celebrate raising £2,000 for a four-year-old Tarun Chung who is battling a rare genetic disease

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

THESE teenagers are literally jumping for joy having raised thousands of pounds for a little boy who has defied the odds to survive.

Chloe Shannon helped organise a fundraising event in honour of four-year-old Tarun Chung, a family friend battling a rare genetic condition that causes abnormal development of many parts of the body, as well as leukaemia.

The 16-year-old from Woolston teamed up with 12 other youngsters to hold the event at Norman Court School in Chilworth as part of their National Citizen Service certificate, a scheme which helps 15 to 17-year-olds build confidence and skills by taking part in team-building activities, holding workshops at schools and supporting the community.

More than 50 people attended the event, which included live music, competitions, raffles and a barbecue.

The day raised £2,000 for Tarun. It will be used to buy sensory equipment and two special suits so that he can have a bath and to help him take his medicines.

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1:51pm Sun 3 Aug 14

TheTruth2014 says...

In reply the the nasty comment above, I would like to assure people that that is not the case! Chloe (who is mentioned in the article) was named as she was the person who contacted the paper on behalf of the group. She is a lovely hard working girl, who helped majorly to make the charity event possible. She knows Tarun and got the rest of the group on board (not that they needed convincing) to help such a good cause. All the group helped to make the event possible and the article said that she "teamed up with 12 others" which is exactly what happened. All 13 people made the event what it was and should be proud of what they have achieved. We now need to stop picking and starting argument and focus on the good that has come out of this event.
In reply the the nasty comment above, I would like to assure people that that is not the case! Chloe (who is mentioned in the article) was named as she was the person who contacted the paper on behalf of the group. She is a lovely hard working girl, who helped majorly to make the charity event possible. She knows Tarun and got the rest of the group on board (not that they needed convincing) to help such a good cause. All the group helped to make the event possible and the article said that she "teamed up with 12 others" which is exactly what happened. All 13 people made the event what it was and should be proud of what they have achieved. We now need to stop picking and starting argument and focus on the good that has come out of this event. TheTruth2014
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2:08pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Ncs2014 says...

Well relating to your comment, it wasn't a team, I don't see 13 people in the photo, how can you say your a team when only one person mentioned?
Well relating to your comment, it wasn't a team, I don't see 13 people in the photo, how can you say your a team when only one person mentioned? Ncs2014
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12:14pm Mon 4 Aug 14

TheTruth2014 says...

Ok, I'm not starting an argument with you, just letting you know, that one of the members of the team wasn't at the event anyway as they were unable to attend, one was waiting for Tarun to arrive to make sure he was okay and waiting to help and guid him through. And the other one was doing their job of the night as incase you forgot, we were running an event and it is going to be hard to get all the team away from what they are doing at once. Now let that be the end of it and remember what we were doing it for in the first place.
Ok, I'm not starting an argument with you, just letting you know, that one of the members of the team wasn't at the event anyway as they were unable to attend, one was waiting for Tarun to arrive to make sure he was okay and waiting to help and guid him through. And the other one was doing their job of the night as incase you forgot, we were running an event and it is going to be hard to get all the team away from what they are doing at once. Now let that be the end of it and remember what we were doing it for in the first place. TheTruth2014
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