A huge thank you to Chris Young, who raised over £21,000 for Hospice at Home West Cumbria during his ’30 Squared Challenge’.
Chris ran 30 miles a day for 30 days throughout the month of April, to celebrate his 30th Birthday. The 30 mile route started at his house in Millhill, up to Rowrah Hall, down to Woodend & Mirehouse, through town and around the harbour, along the wagon road and then out to Parton Shore and back to Mill Hill.
Chris set himself the challenge to raise money for Hospice at Home West Cumbria and also £5,000 for Hearts of Gold West Cumbria so they could set up as a registered charity. With all the donations in, Chris raised a total of £21,682.26 for Hospice at Home West Cumbria and with the £5,500 he also raised for Hearts of Gold West Cumbria that takes the grand total for the 30 squared challenge to £27,182.26.
On asking Chris why he chose to support Hospice at Home West Cumbria, he said: “Last year running with Gary McKee, I was honoured to meet so many people out in the community who had benefitted from the services Hospice at Home West Cumbria provide. Hearing their stories first hand and seeing how much difference the charity makes to people’s lives, you can’t not be inspired to get out and do something.”
Chris’ dedication in April not only fundraised vital funds but also raised awareness about our services in the local community. Helping us to achieve our vision; that all people in West Cumbria have timely access to personalised high quality palliative and end of life care.
Every penny that was raised will be spent in the local community, helping people who need it. We are so grateful to have people like Chris who support us.
Arriving at our Head Office on Finkle Street, Workington for the cheque presentation, Chris said: “I just want everyone to know how thankful I am of the support I received whilst doing my challenge. From people making donations, buying raffle tickets, running with me, cycling, making cups of tea, day sponsors or being a listening ear, it means so much thank you“.
To fundraise for Hospice at Home West Cumbria, please visit: Fundraise for us