Dementia Harborough has been very fortunate to receive support from many organisations and individuals over the years, but the latest donation has come from the efforts of our youngest-ever fundraisers!
Sharon Bugler is one of the nurses at the Memory Service based at Leicester General Hospital and she approached us recently to say that her children Lewis and Beth wanted to get involved in a fundraising activity. They were really keen to raise money for a charity supporting dementia, and Sharon suggested Dementia Harborough.
Lewis (age 7) proudly announced that he was going to run 10 miles! Sharon and her husband Matt gently suggested he may want to break this down a little bit and so he opted for 2 miles per day. His sister Beth (age 10) decided to match him on her bike. And sure enough, they rose to the challenge and ran/rode 2 miles after school every day for 5 days.
So far Lewis and Beth have raised a fantastic £270 plus a further £60 in Gift Aid for Dementia Harborough.
We are delighted to have this support and have sent certificates to Lewis and Beth to thank them for their efforts. Thanks also to Sharon and Matt, and everyone who sponsored Lewis and Beth.
Thanks also to Beth for this lovely drawing. One of our Trustees commented that it really captures the nation's recent struggles - 3 mountains to climb (3 lockdowns), a winding path, and the end still out of sight but maybe just around the corner!