Emily Smashes Fundraising Target

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Emily Smashes Fundraising Target

19 Apr 2024 | Category: News

Last month we told you about a challenge that one of our Residents, Emily,  was undertaking for charity. Now, we are delighted to let you know that thanks to her hard work and everyone’s generosity, she has been able to smash her target for money raised by an incredible 1600%!

Emily had hoped to raise £50 for Cancer Research but instead the coffers swelled to £800. She was thrilled when we spoke to her, saying: “I am very proud. Thank you very much, everyone.”

Scaling back the original plan to walk 10,000 steps every day she still managed to do more than she was supposed to daily: “I walked to [local town]  Boldmere every day” she remembers. “I was a bit worried at first, but I was always safe.”

Now, even though the challenge has finished, Emily intends to carry on walking: “I feel healthy, I will keep doing it” she smiled, telling us she planned to walk back from her craft class that afternoon.

Like so many families, both in the Trust and in the wider community, cancer has touched her family and Emily had been looking for a way to help, as Lisa Powell, Registered Manager of her house, explains: “After I had a discussion with Emily and how she felt she wanted to do something for her mom and she felt a bit helpless, I was really proud that Emily took on board what I said.  She thought about it and wholeheartedly went into it with 100%.”

Lisa also praised Emily’s commitment to the challenge stating: “There was never a time that she didn’t want to do it, even when she went to mom’s she did the extra walking with mom and I’m extremely proud of her and the way that she tackled it.”

Emily is pictured above with her Steps Counter at our recent Easter Party.

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