chYps mascot proves a hit in Dartford fundraising drive

PUBLISHED: 16:19 03 September 2013 | UPDATED: 16:19 03 September 2013

Charlie chYps had a go on the treadmill

Charlie chYps had a go on the treadmill


Fitness and fluff joined forces this week when Bexley and north Kent children’s hospice mascot Charlie chYps worked out at Becket Sports Centre in Dartford.

The cute purple bear took part in a yoga class to help promote the charity’s sponsored Twilight Walk, which takes place later this month.

Women, men and children will be flocking to Danson Park in Bexleyheath on Friday, September 20, for the annual fundraising event.

Money raised will help the charity to provide vital end-of-life, cancer and respite care to seriously ill children in their own homes across Bexley and Kent.

Fitness fanatics at the Shepherds Lane sports centre were delighted to see the newest addition to their yoga class today.

Members and staff have joined forces and registered their own team for the walk – the Becket Babes – to help raise vital funds for their local children’s hospice, part of EllenorLions Hospices.

chYps events organiser Emma Middleton said: “Charlie chYps got a great response from all the members and staff at Becket Sports Centre. We’re so grateful to them for allowing us to come down for the morning and to everyone who has signed up to Twilight Walk as a result. It promises to be a fantastic evening of fun, laughter and most important fundraising. We hope to see you there.”

Registration is just £10 and all participants receive a free T-shirt and can take part in a Zumba warm up. Organisers are hopeful walkers can raise £75 in sponsorship, with prizes for highest individual and team sponsorship.

To take part in this fantastic event, register online at, call 01322 221 315 or email

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