Mountain to climb for young fundraisers
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.justgiving.com/ rosieandjoe.