A family from North Somerset has been supporting Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) in a variety of ways.
Mum of two, Emily, had the inspired idea to run 10k each day throughout February half term and raise funds for CHSW’s Charlton Farm hospice. Her daughters, Ella 10 and Lilah 8, also embraced the challenge which they completed on a treadmill at their home in Failand.
By setting up an online fundraising page and raising sponsorship, the girls were able to hand over £1,140 to the charity which provides a home from home where children with life-limiting conditions and their families can take short breaks to re-charge their batteries in a warm and welcoming environment.
Lilah said: “I wanted to do this to give money to the poorly children. I think every child deserves to be able to have a nice time with their parents not in a hospital.”
It’s not the first time the family has supported Charlton Farm. At Christmas time the family made a donation in lieu of sending Christmas cards and the girls have donated toys, books and games which have raised funds by being sold in CHSW shops.
CHSW’s Community Fundraiser, Emma Parker, said: We’re so lucky to have wonderful people like Emily, Ella and Lilah helping to support our special cause and helping us to continue to care for children and families. During these uncertain times, others may be inspired by the girls to take on their own challenge from home.”
During these uncertain times, others may be inspired by the girls to take on their own challenge from home