Thong Rangers to the rescue of young family

The Oxford Times: Thong Rangers help Didcot family, Jodie and Kevin Frankum and their five children. Left, Kevin holding 19-month old Kacey, with Brendon, eight. Centre, Tye, two. Right, Jodie with Leah, seven, and Tommy, 10 Months Thong Rangers help Didcot family, Jodie and Kevin Frankum and their five children. Left, Kevin holding 19-month old Kacey, with Brendon, eight. Centre, Tye, two. Right, Jodie with Leah, seven, and Tommy, 10 Months

WITH five children to look after, Jodie Frankum needs more support than some mums.

And as most of her children have health problems, she and her husband Kevin often have to travel from their home in Didcot to Oxford Children’s Hospital.

Son Brendon, eight, is autistic, son Tye, is two and has hearing problems, daughter Kacey, 19 months, has club feet, while 13-week-old Tommy was born prematurely and may need surgery on his nose.

“I spent most of half-term at the hospital,” said Mrs Frankum, 32, who also has a seven-year-old daughter called Leah.

She has asked for the help of town charity group the Thong Rangers, which helps local families in need, and it has agreed to stage a special fundraiser.

The group’s leader Clifford Oakes has arranged the fundraising day for Saturday, May 10. Binman Mr Oakes, who lives in Didcot, said he and his fellow rangers would be making four 2.5-mile circuits of Didcot carrying 10ft garden sleepers weighing about 100lb each.

As they journey around the town, rangerettes will shake buckets to collect cash from drivers and passers-by.

Mr Oakes said: “Jodie and Kevin have five children and some of them have health problems so we wanted to help.

“We will start the 2.5-mile laps at 10.30am from Cow Lane Bridge, with two guys to a sleeper but I am going to try to carry one on my own.”

Mrs Frankum added: “If the Thong Rangers raise money for us we will spend it on sensory equipment and toys for the children and hopefully that will make life a bit easier.”

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11:02pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

Perhaps buy them some condoms too
Perhaps buy them some condoms too Dilligaf2010
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2:51pm Thu 1 May 14

livid99 says...

Saturday 10 May....stay off the roads around Didcot, because these guys have no idea about road safety. Mr Oakes does good work, but he puts himself and other road users in danger with his antics
Saturday 10 May....stay off the roads around Didcot, because these guys have no idea about road safety. Mr Oakes does good work, but he puts himself and other road users in danger with his antics livid99
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