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Three little girls with hearts of gold step up to help other kids with cerebral palsy

North Rocks school girl inspires friends to join her on ‘The Friendship Boat’ for STEPtember challenge

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Three girls smiling as they embark on STEptember
 
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NORTH ROCKS, WEDNESDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2014 – Three school girls are showing maturity way beyond their years in signing up for the STEPtember activity challenge and helping change lives.

10-year-old Emelia from North Rocks saw an advertisement for the STEPtember challenge and told her mum she wanted to take part.

With the support of school friends Madeleine (11) and Eily (11), the trio registered the team ‘The Friendship Boat’ and are now each doing 10,000 steps a day throughout September.

‘Emelia has always been really civic minded’, her mum Rebekah said. ‘She likes to be active and do what she can to help others in need, so when she heard about STEPtember there was no stopping her.

‘Her two school friends didn’t hesitate in joining her, and now the girls are excitedly planning fundraising and fitness activities.’

STEPtember participants each do 10,000 steps a day from 3-30 September. They wear pedometers and log their daily activity online. More than 40 activities can also be converted into steps including dancing, bike riding and going to the gym. Participants also raise money to help Cerebral Palsy Alliance provide vital equipment and therapy for children and adults with cerebral palsy.

Emelia, Madeleine and Eily would love the local community to get on board and support ‘The Friendship Boat’ on the STEPtember challenge.

‘The girls are so keen and enthusiastic about taking on the challenge,’ Rebekah  said. ‘We are really proud of the girls for doing something to help other children in need, and they’d love nothing more than the local community also rallying to take part.’

To sign up a team or to support ‘The Friendship Boat’ go to www.steptember.org.au

Released on 10 Sep 2014