Cheeky monkeys and silly walks

Gosberton Rainbows had time to reflect on their silly walks at the start of the Cheeky Monkey's Marathon Challenge. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG050515-115TW
Gosberton Rainbows had time to reflect on their silly walks at the start of the Cheeky Monkey's Marathon Challenge. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG050515-115TW
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Cheeky monkeys in Gosberton Rainbows discovered they could do 26 different silly walks while raising money for Children with Cancer UK.

A dozen youngsters aged from five to six-and-a-half years took part in the charity’s Cheeky Monkey’s Marathon Challenge.

Gosberton Rainbows getting into the spirit of Cheeky Monkey's Marathon Challenge. SG05015-121TW

Gosberton Rainbows getting into the spirit of Cheeky Monkey's Marathon Challenge. SG05015-121TW

Because it’s a marathon challenge, every fundraising effort has to be based on the number 26 – the number of miles in a marathon – and the Rainbows did laps inside their church hall with a different walk for each one.

“They did crazy frogs, walk like a dog – things like that,” said leader Kerry Chadburn.

Hopping, skipping and simply walking tall with arms raised were among other ways of navigating the hall.

Nine of the youngsters were sponsored and raised a magnificent £270 for the charity, which is fighting childhood cancer and saving young lives in a variety of ways.

Hopping along ' Rainbows on their fundraising effort. SG050515-119TW

Hopping along ' Rainbows on their fundraising effort. SG050515-119TW

The charity’s work includes funding 50 research projects into the causes, prevention and treatment of childhood cancers.

It also funds welfare projects and works to raise awareness about the illness.

• Rainbows are the youngest members of Girlguiding and parents who would like their children to join the Gosberton group can contact Kerry on 07530 720888.

Hopping along ' Rainbows on their fundraising effort. SG050515-119TW

Hopping along ' Rainbows on their fundraising effort. SG050515-119TW

Walking on all fours for one of 26 laps of the church hall. SG050515-116TW

Walking on all fours for one of 26 laps of the church hall. SG050515-116TW

Scrambling along on all fours ... what a way to travel. SG050515-117TW

Scrambling along on all fours ... what a way to travel. SG050515-117TW