TWO siblings, with a rare autoimmune disease, have raised more than £7,200 for two healthcare charities.

Building on their charity walk from Legoland to Southampton Hospital, Nancy and Ted Ashley-Potter completed a ‘24-hour spin’ to raise even more money for Southampton Hospitals Charity and the Eosinophilic Diseases Charity.

Nancy, aged eight, and Ted, 10, from North Baddesley, have both been diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease called Eosinophilic Oesophagitis (EoE) and are keen to raise money for the charities that have helped them.

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The fundraising duo was joined by 16 volunteers who took turns on two bikes to make sure the wheels of at least one bike were always spinning. Nancy and Ted completed a total of seven hours between them, making up nearly a third of the 24-hour challenge.

Hampshire Chronicle: Nancy and TedNancy and Ted (Image: Laura Ashley)

As well as cycling, the Village Hotel in Eastleigh hosted a raffle with prizes including a signed England shirt, Limewood spa day, hotel stays, champagne afternoon teas, Paultons Park tickets and many more.

EoE affects around one in 1,500 people, with too many eosinophils (a type of white blood cell), in the oesophagus causing inflammation and scarring, making swallowing difficult.

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While Nancy was diagnosed as a baby her older brother Ted was only recently diagnosed with the disease meaning he’s had to change his lifestyle.

The brother and sister are committed fundraisers trekking 58 miles from Legoland and finishing the AJ Bell Junior Great South Run a few months ago.

Their fundraising total is now at £7,247.13. For more information or to donate go to