Sidbury pupil aids sister after duck race win

Katie, 10, gives half Sidbury duck race prize to Cystic Fibrosis Trust

WHEN young Katie Gilbert, 10, a pupil at Sidbury Primary School, won Sidbury Fair’s duck race, she knew what to do with some of the �100 prize.

“Before the race she told me she would, if she won, give half to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust,” said mum Jennie, whose older daughter, Sophie, 12, suffers from the condition.

On Tuesday Katie handed over �50 to her grandmother, Liz Brown, of Oak View, Honiton, who founded the Honiton branch of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and holds regular events to raise money for it.

Jennie, who is training to be a teaching assistant at Sidbury Primary, said: “Katie is very generous and very concerned about Sophie and her needs. Her friends at school were hoping she would win.”

She said Sophie, a student at Sidmouth College, mostly had her condition under control.

Katie added: “I was really surprised when someone told me that I had won the duck race. I never thought in a million years that I would win!

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“I am giving half of the �100 to my sister’s charity, Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is a disease that my sister has. Please, please, please help us fight cystic fibrosis.”

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