LOSING a baby tooth is a special moment for many children.
However, for one charitable Shoreham schoolgirl, the latest loss of one of her pearly whites certainly won’t be forgotten anytime soon.
Vita Dimmock, eight, was tackling a gruelling five-mile sponsored walk for charity with her friends last week when her tooth popped out.
The Swiss Gardens Primary School pupil, who was raising cash for homeless charity the Brighton Housing Trust, said: “My tooth fell out while I was eating an apple. It got stuck in it.”
However, it seems Vita’s loss could have charmed the tooth fairy, after her fundraising exploit raised an impressive £475.90p.
Vita organised the trek along the South Downs and was joined by friends Arthur Allenby-Byrne, nine, Hannah Almond, eight, Annabelle Whitlock, nine, Kodi Davis, nine, her Labrador. Lenny, and dad, Joel, completed.
However, she was left stunned by the amount the intrepid youngsters had raised.
“We were quite surprised, we never thought we would get that much,” she added.
Vita’s team was joined halfway by younger sister Gloria and friend Phoebe Almond, both six.
Upon reaching the finishing line at the Devil’s Dyke pub, the youngsters even had enough energy to celebrate.
All the cash will now be going to the Brighton-based good cause which helps homeless people across parts of East Sussex.
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