Moun­tain to climb for young fundrais­ers

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

TWO ad­ven­tur­ous chil­dren will climb a sa­cred moun­tain in the Pyra­nees to raise funds for a ‘truly amaz­ing’ char­ity.

Rosie, 10, and Jonah Say­ers, eight, who are orig­i­nally from The Fen­nings, Che­sham Bois, but now live in France, will climb Mount Canigou in July to raise money for The Ren­nie Grove Hos­pice at Home nurses.

The chil­dren’s grand­fa­ther, David Be­g­ley, died of liver can­cer in March of this year.

His daugh­ter, Louise Say­ers, said: “The Ren­nie Grove Hos­pice at Home nurses cared for my dad in his fi­nal days as well as of­fer­ing enor­mous sup­port to my mum and I dur­ing a hor­ri­ble time. They were truly amaz­ing and inspired me to think of some­thing to do to raise money so that oth­ers can ben­e­fit from the help that these won­der­ful nurses gave us.”

Mr Be­g­ley had lived in Che­sham Bois on and off since 1973 and was the chair­man of gover­nors at Ch­est­nut

CHAL­LENGE: Rosie and Jonah Say­ers are rais­ing funds for the the Ren­nie Grove Hos­pice at Home Lane School. Their grand­mother still lives in Che­sham Bois, where she vol­un­teers with the Guides, vol­un­teers at Amer­sham Hos­pi­tal and is a mem­ber of the bowls club.

Mrs Say­ers added: “Not only did we lose my dad re­cently but my mother-in-law died very sud­denly of can­cer in De­cem­ber. To hon­our both grand­par­ents I chal­lenged my chil­dren to climb Mount Canigou which is the sa­cred moun­tain of the Cata­lans in the Pyre­nees, near where we live. It is 2,796 me­tres high. They have ac­cepted the chal­lenge with great rel­ish.”

So far, the chil­dren have reached 2,127 eu­ros for their chal­lenge, which they will do on Sun­day, July 5 ac­com­pa­nied by their par­ents and their grand­fa­ther, Ge­off Say­ers.

The char­ity’s hos­pice at home ser­vice of­fers a spe­cial­ist care at home through a com­bi­na­tion of planned and re­spon­sive vis­its by their teams of nurses and healthcare as­sis­tants.

You can spon­sor their chal­lenge by vis­it­ing www.just­giv­ rosie­and­joe.

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