A local woman walked every day in January to help the care, support and activities provided to local children and young adults with life limiting illnesses.
At the start of 2019 Mandy Norwood decided to walk every day throughout the month and invited people along to walk with her. Mandy asked everybody who walked with her to make a donation to the local charity and through the kindness and generosity of her family, friends and work colleagues she managed to raise £1,205 in aid of Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice.
Mandy said: “When I first started on this challenge, I had no idea how people would respond, but it was really encouraging that people were supporting me every day!
“It turned out to be a really positive way to start the new year and catch up with old friends and family members, meeting up and enjoying walks all over Cumbria and even getting in to North Yorkshire. Together we managed to raise a wonderful amount for Jigsaw so that they can continue to care for children and young adults from across Cumbria.”
During the fundraising challenge Mandy completed 225 miles of walking and caught up with 60 adults, 14 children, 2 babies and 10 dogs as they all raised money in aid of Jigsaw.
The money raised by Mandy, her family, friends and work colleagues will help Jigsaw to provide the highest standards of care, support and activities to children and young adults with life limiting illnesses. All the care and compassion is extended to the children and young adults family, friends and carers.
If you would like to take part in your own fundraising challenge in aid of Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice please visit www.jigsawhospice.org or call the Fundraising Team on 01228 810801.