Family from Windermere walk 45 miles and raise over £3,000

Sarah Wilson, husband Jeremy and brother James Moore walked the 45 mile Windermere Way in 24 hours and in doing so raised £3,170 for CLIC Sargent.

Family from Windermere walk 45 miles and raise over £3,000

The trio braved the arduous route after being inspired by their friends’ little boy, Leo, who is supported by CLIC Sargent. 

Leo, from Devon, was diagnosed with Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare type of cancer, in his bladder when he was just four months old.

Their walk started at 4.45am from Bowness on Windermere so the group could get a head start on the day.

Sarah, Jeremy and James endured tough climbs and boggy wooded wasteland during their walk, but this didn’t dampen their spirits or determination to finish the challenge. 

They arrived at their final destination, Brant Fell, at 10pm to meet with all the friends and family who had supported them on the day for a celebratory toast to Leo.

An emotional day

Sarah, 41, said: “It was a very emotional day and we feel very privileged to have been able to support such a brave and special little boy in this way.

“The community of Windermere, as well as many of our friends from as far as Manchester, London, Edinburgh and even Canada, have sponsored us and sent their love and prayers to Leo and his family.

“His story is an inspiration countrywide. We are so impressed by the work that CLIC Sargent does and we know how much they have been able to support Leo and his family. We want to thank them for all that they do.”

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Hayley Weaver said: “Sarah, along with her friends and family, are absolutely amazing. 

“The money raised will help our CLIC Sargent Social Workers, Nurses and other care professionals to support children like Leo and their families through the hardest of times.

“Their willingness to take on this challenge while raising money for CLIC Sargent is truly inspirational and we can’t thank them enough for all their support.”

Show your support

If you would like to show your support for Sarah, Jeremy and James please visit Sarah’s official JustGiving page.

Find out more

To find out how you can organise your own challenge for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Hayley Weaver on: 07469 444 822 or email: hayley.weaver@clicsargent.org.uk

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