The little hospice heroes making a difference during lockdown

The little hospice heroes making a difference during lockdown

  Published to Other News on May 21, 2020

With restrictions in place, it is even more difficult to find ways to fundraise...however this hasn’t stopped inspirational little hospice heroes in our community who have found creative and imaginative ways to support Bolton Hospice during lockdown!

Isaac Kinsella’s mum Sarah was due to take part in the London marathon for Bolton Hospice, which has now been postponed. So Isaac decided to take on his own challenge to help raise funds for the hospice on the day, taking part in the nationwide 2.6 challenge, challenging himself by completing a 2.6 mile run around his garden and raising a fantastic £294.75 with the help of sponsorship from his family and friends.

Brother and Sister William and Kaitlyn Taylor, raised £196 together by completing their 2.6 challenge of cycling 26 laps of their estate. The pair were over the moon when Mum Joanne shared their Just Giving page on twitter, which captured the attention of local cycling legend and Olympic Champion Jason Kenny who kindly donated to their fundraiser and shared some inspiring words for the brother and sisters super cycling challenge.

Gabby Walker raised £541 by completing her 2.6 challenge of 26 perfect walkovers, putting her gymnastics skills to the test!

Rebecca Seed was inspired by Captain Tom Moore to take on her own fundraiser, challenging herself with a 3 mile walk ‘to nowhere’ around her house! Rebecca raised an amazing £128 to support the hospice.

Brothers Harrison and Maddox Byrne raised an incredible £685 by pushing their limits with a 5 mile run every day for 5 days.

Tristan Mackay did what every little boy would love to do and shaved his dad Jonathan’s hair and beard raising £307. Dad Jonathan was a little apprehensive about Tristan’s barber skills, but was pleased with the final result and to take on a challenge for the hospice!

Millie Hattersley has been making beautiful rainbow bracelets to sell to passers-by outside of her home in the hopes of passing on some positivity, and has so far raised £60 with her fantastic fundraiser.

Thank you to all of the super supporters in our community, each of you is a true #HospiceHero! If you or your children are showing support or taking on a challenge for the hospice we would love to hear from you, and celebrate your kindness during these difficult times. Email us your stories and fabulous fundraising efforts to or share with us on social media - Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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