Terri Baylis and Hayley Rogers from Swindon, have raised £1,000 for CLIC Sargent by completing a 40 mile Ridgeway trek.
The pair set themselves the challenge of walking from Avebury to Streatley within 48 hours to raise funds in support of four year old Joshua Flynn, who is receiving support from CLIC Sargent after being diagnosed with cancer.
Family and friends of Joshua are hoping to raise enough to pay for a family room at one of CLIC Sargent’s Homes from Home for a year.
CLIC Sargent has eight Homes from Home in the UK providing free self-catering accommodation near to specialist children’s cancer treatment centres, which are often many miles from a family’s own home.
Staying in a Home from Home ensures a family can be close to their child during treatment.
Terri said: “I can't tell you what an amazing feeling it was, the intense heat made the walk so much harder! Hayley's company and the support we received along the way made it a lot easier, but in the last couple of hours we got to a stage where we just had to keep on walking because if we stopped we would never have started again!
"I'm so pleased with the support and generous donations we've received and feel so proud of being able to contribute to such a worthy cause.”
Joshua's parents, Stuart and Sophie said: “Our sincere thanks goes out to the Terri and Hayley for taking on this challenge in support of Joshua and all the other families requiring CLIC Sargent’s vital services.
"We are truly touched by the support we have received since Joshua’s diagnosis”.
Show your support
Terri and Hayley have already raised over £1,000 through their trek. To show your support for their amazing achievement in aid of CLIC Sargent, please sponsor their online JustGiving page.
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