CHESTNUT TREE HOUSE NURSE'S STEPS CHALLENGE

Club members "step up" to support the only Children's Hospice in Sussex.



CHESTNUT TREE HOUSE NURSE'S STEPS CHALLENGE 


Thirteen Club members formed a team called Harbour Hikers and completed the Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice Nurses Steps Challenge by walking over 5 million steps during the 28 days of February.   Due to the very generous sponsorship of our families and friends we have raised £5,839.21 with £1267.75 Gift Aid to be claimed which will give a grand total of £7106.96.

Those in the team were Jeanmarie, Anna, Linda, Jean, Elaine, Sheila, Glyn and Alfie, Ken, Lilliana, Gill, DerryValerie and Hilary with added moral support from Sue and Josie.  We all followed the strict “lockdown” rules and walked alone or with one other.

The challenge was probably more about the weather in February than the steps.   At the beginning of February the weather was cold and wet and the ground conditions to say “slippery is putting it mildly.   During the middle of the month we had a very cold, frosty spell but luckily no snow.   At the end of the month it was warm and sunny with signs of Spring all around.  So a real mixed bag.  

The beauty of our countryside in February inspired many to take photos especially of the stunning sun rises some of us witnessed.

Several of the walkers have continued counting their steps into March with one encouraging her family members to join the challenge.   Another is walking to support somebody with Breast Cancer and raising money for Cancer Research.

 

The charity provides children’s hospice care and community support to around 300 families a year in East and West Sussex and SE Hants. It’s for young people from 0-19 with progressively life shortening illnesses who can be accommodated by either hospice care or home support.


http://www.justgiving.com/team/Harbour-Hikers

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