Greenisland girl Khaleesi (3) raising funds for defibrillator with sponsored walk

A three-year-old girl from Greenisland will be setting out on a sponsored walk next month to raise funds for life-saving equipment.

Monday, 7th June 2021, 11:01 am
Updated Monday, 7th June 2021, 11:40 am
Khaleesi Craig.

Woodburn Pre-School pupil Khaleesi Craig is aiming to complete the 2.8 mile trek on July 3.

The walk will support the installation of defibrillator in a protected box at Greenisland Vivo.

Khaleesi, who is big sister to Arwen (1), was inspired to take on the challenge after the loss of two family members.

Khaleesi will be setting out on her sponsored walk next month.

Her mum, Amy Rice said: "At just three years old, she has already lost her Grandad Mervyn (who she was very close to) and her Uncle Pete. Every night she says goodnight to her lucky stars - her family watching over her.

"When Khaleesi saw that her local shop was fundraising for a community defibrillator, I explained to her sometimes people’s hearts stop working and the defibrillator is a special tool to help try and save them. She decided that she wanted to do something to help. In her own words, 'so that more people don't have to become stars'."

Khaleesi's family will also be holding a draw with over 40 kindly donated prizes, from vouchers and wine to books and photoshoots. "The winners will be drawn after Khaleesi’s walk using a virtual wheel and will ‘go live’ on Facebook," her mum added.

To support Khaleesi's fundraiser, you can contact Amy by email on [email protected] or by private message on Facebook.