Girls become inseparable for 24 hours in aid of Thetford cheerleading club

Brooke Forde and Megan Tigue, both nine, from the Thundercats gymnastics and cheerleading club in Th

Brooke Forde and Megan Tigue, both nine, from the Thundercats gymnastics and cheerleading club in Thetford, were tied together for 24 hours to raise money for the a sprung floor for the club's studio in the Charles Burrell Centre. Pictures by Nadine Forde - Credit: Nadine Forde

We all had friends we were inseparable from in school – but two girls took this to the extreme to raise money for a cause close to both their hearts.

Brooke Forde and Megan Tigue, both nine, from the Thundercats gymnastics and cheerleading club in Th

Brooke Forde and Megan Tigue, both nine, from the Thundercats gymnastics and cheerleading club in Thetford, were tied together for 24 hours to raise money for the a sprung floor for the club's studio in the Charles Burrell Centre. Pictures by Nadine Forde - Credit: Nadine Forde

Brooke Forde and Megan Tigue spent 24 hours tied together at the wrist and ankle, taking part in activities which tested their teamwork and dexterity.

The nine-year-olds were raising funds for the Thundercats gymnastics and cheerleading club in Thetford, of which they are both members, which is fundraising for a new sprung floor in its studio.

Brooke and Megan began the 24-hour tie-up at 11.36am on Saturday, November 19 at the studio in the Charles Burrell Centre.

During the day they tackled challenges around Thetford including making a cake, playing drums, walking three-legged, wrapping a Christmas present, eating doughnuts and pizza, pitting cherries, doing each other's make-up and even sleeping together.

Brooke Forde and Megan Tigue, both nine, from the Thundercats gymnastics and cheerleading club in Th

Brooke Forde and Megan Tigue, both nine, from the Thundercats gymnastics and cheerleading club in Thetford, were tied together for 24 hours to raise money for the a sprung floor for the club's studio in the Charles Burrell Centre. Pictures by Nadine Forde - Credit: Nadine Forde


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At 11.36am on Sunday they were unshackled, but Brooke's mother Nadine Forde says their friendship remains intact.

In total they raised more than £250 in sponsorship for Thundercats.

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Ms Forde called it 'a great achievement'.

Have you and your friends done something quirky for charity? Email newsdesk@archant.co.uk

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