First News - - Your News - by Madeleine De­laney and Vi­o­let Hop­kin­son

WE did a num­ber of dif­fer­ent fun ac­tiv­i­ties to com­plete our 100-mile chal­lenge for char­ity, such as cy­cling, swim­ming, hik­ing and ex­cit­ing things like raft­ing and ca­noe­ing! Even if it’s rain­ing, we still go out and do some­thing ev­ery day!

Our two se­lected char­i­ties are Brain Tu­mour Re­search and Hert­ford­shire Mul­ti­ple Scle­ro­sis Ther­apy Cen­tre Ltd. We have cho­sen these two char­i­ties as they are close to our hearts. Madeleine’s aun­tie sadly passed away from a brain tu­mour many years ago and Vi­o­let’s granny suf­fers from mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis (MS), which lim­its her move­ment and causes pain. She at­tends her MS ther­apy cen­tre weekly to man­age her pain and mo­bil­ity. It has made a mas­sive im­pact on her qual­ity of life.

I was re­ally keen to do some­thing to help the cen­tre that helps granny, to raise funds and cre­ate aware­ness, so that other MS suf­fer­ers can ben­e­fit.

Both are re­ally wor­thy causes and we have had lots of fun cov­er­ing our miles. So far we are well on tar­get, hav­ing com­pleted 66 miles so far, with still a few weeks left to go, and we have al­ready achieved our tar­get of rais­ing over £500.

We’ll let you know once we’ve com­pleted our 100-mile sum­mer chal­lenge.

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