THIS weekend, 10-year-old Lily Neame from Basildon will be challenging herself to complete 26 consecutive moves on her trampoline to help raise funds for St. Luke’s Hospice.
Lily will complete the routine on Sunday (26th April) on the trampoline in her garden and has set up an online donation page. She is raising money for St. Luke’s Hospice as the charity supported her family a few years ago.
Carly, Lily’s mum, explains: “My aunt Trish visited the Hospice while she fought ovarian cancer. Sadly she passed away in 2018, but I remember how she enjoyed going to the Hospice for support and complementary therapy, and the family asked that donations were made to St. Luke’s Hospice instead of flowers at her funeral.
“The current situation has meant that Lily hasn’t been able to go to her usual trampoline lessons, so this is a really great chance for her to support such a worthy cause as well as practise her skills.”
The fundraiser is inspired by the national 2.6 Challenge. The 2.6 Challenge has been set up by the organisers of the Virgin Money London Marathon as a simple way for the nation to come together on Sunday – the original date of the London Marathon before it was postponed – and fundraise for their chosen charity by doing any activity they wish based around the numbers 2.6 or 26.
To sponsor Lily, visit the website address https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CarlyNeame
St. Luke’s Hospice, which supports people in Basildon, Thurrock and wider South West Essex, continues to provide essential care to people in the community; in people’s own homes, in its In-Patient Unit, and by offering vital support services such as counselling over the phone, where it is able to do so.
To find out more about the services or how you can help support the charity, visit the St. Luke’s Hospice website at www.stlukeshospice.com.