Young fundraiser embarks on second annual fundraising challenge

During 2021 Emma challenged herself to walk 30 miles in each month to raise money for The Mary Stevens Hospice as a way of celebrating the organisations 30th anniversary year.

In memory of her Emma’s Nan, Brenda Cadwallader the fundraising challenge surpassed all expectations. Brenda volunteered for the Hospice for fifteen years and was cared for by the Hospice at the end of her life. This care that Emma’s Nan received was the inspiration for the challenge as a way to give back to the Hospice. 

Last year Emma absolutely smashed her fundraising goal by 250%, in total raising an incredible £6,270 for the Hospice.  Emma’s mom, Lisa said:
“I am incredibly proud of all that Emma has achieved. She walked over 400 miles throughout 2021 and did every mile with a smile on her face, no matter what the weather threw at her.

"The start of the year was tricky because of lockdown restrictions, it made planning routes very hard. But by far the hardest part of the year was when Emma’s dog Molly died suddenly in March and Emma had to carry on without her best friend next to her.” 

The Mary Stevens Hospice relies on the support of their community to help them ensure that they can continue to care for members of their community just like Emma’s nan. Emma added:
“I really enjoyed the challenge and raising so much money for The Mary Stevens Hospice. I’m excited for my next challenge as this year I am going to try to climb 22 peaks over 600 metres high.

"My favourite walks of the year were climbing Pen y Fran in the Brecon Beacons to watch the sunset and we went back later in the year to watch the sunrise.”

This year, Emma will be completing yet another fundraising challenge for The Mary Stevens Hospice - climbinf 22 peaks across the country. You can support Emma and follow her 22 peaks challenge through her JustGiving page.


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