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Fundraiser completes 2.6 challenge triathlon in aid of local hospice

In late April a local woman completed her very own 2.6 challenge to help the care, support and activities provided by Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice.

On Sunday 26 April Charlotte Bell completed a 2.6 triathlon, which included a 2.6 mile hike, 2.6 mile bike and a 2.6 mile run. Charlotte’s run took place in her garden and to finish the challenge she completed 26 burpees, as she raised money for the local charity.

Charlotte, 30 from Great Musgrave, explained,

“I wanted to support a local charity, one who was not receiving their usual support at this time. Due to charity shops being closed and fundraising events cancelled I wanted to help the hospice who rely on donations to be able to provide their much needed palliative care.

“I woke up on what should have been the London Marathon day and thought I want to do something good for charity today. I ran the London Marathon a couple of years ago so I’ve seen how much effort goes into this event, and how it is a huge fundraiser for many charities.”

The money raised by Charlotte in aid of Eden Valley Hospice will allow the local charity to provide care and support to local people with life limiting conditions. This care and compassion is extended to all the patients’ family, friends and carers.

Charlotte continued,

“I was really encouraged by my friends and family on social media throughout the morning which really spurred me on to actually enjoy and complete the run up and down the garden. However, the 26 burpees after the run was a killer ending.”

Charlotte’s fundraising totally now stands at over £300 in aid of the hospice, you can still sponsor Charlotte here.

As key workers, both the clinical and support staff teams at Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice are here for the local community. The hospice is doing all it can during these times to continue to provide care to those in need, whilst following strict guidelines.

Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw is open and continuing to provide care and compassion to local people with life limiting illnesses. The hospice is there for the local community and still supporting the NHS.