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Wear blue to raise cash in memory of little Charlie

CHARITY CAMPAIGNERS ... Chris and Sarah Cookson with Charlie, who died in 2013.
CHARITY CAMPAIGNERS ... Chris and Sarah Cookson with Charlie, who died in 2013.

Charity campaigners are hoping people will feel blue to raise cash in memory of a brave South Tyneside tot.

The Charlie Cookson Foundation is launching a ‘wear blue for Charlie’ campaign in honour of the South Shields youngster who died in October 2013, from an undiagnosed illness aged just two-and-a-half.

His parents, Sarah and Chris Cookson, are hoping people will don blue clothing at their workplace and school and donate £1 to the foundation which helps the families of youngsters with life-limiting conditions.

Ideally the pair, from Simonside, South Shields, would like people to ‘go blue’ on Monday, April 13 – which would have been Charlie’s fourth birthday.

However, the campaign will be running from March 29 to April 30, to give more people a chance to get involved.

Sarah said: “This year, in honour of our inspirational little angel, we would like to mark Charlie’s special day and continue this as an annual event each year.”

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