A charity set up in memory of a baby who suddenly died has been crowned the nation’s ‘Community Champion’ in a national competition.
Dexter’s Light will now receive £2,000 which will help the charity realise its dream of building a portable sensory room for children’s centres and nurseries across the North.
The charity began life as a Facebook page for people to share their memories following the death of one-year-old Dexter Cook, from Greetland, in May 2014.
Richard Burr, star of the Great British Bake Off, also made a celebratory cake in recognition of the achievement,
Organised by kitchen and joinery giant, Magnet Trade, the Community Champions campaign saw 169 local causes battle it out to receive a share of an £11,000 prize fund.
Dexters Light was crowned the overall winner after receiving thousands of votes and the £2,000 cash donation has helped the charity reach its £15,000 fundraising target for the sensory room.
The cheque was presented at St Thomas’ Church, Greetland, where Dexter is buried.
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