PUBLISHED: 17:30 13 July 2015
THREE children, accompanied by their mum, braved the heat to tackle a sponsored walk in aid of Weston Hospicecare.
Louis Wallwork, aged 10, was joined by mum Christine and sisters Scarlett, aged seven, and Olivia, aged five, to walk four miles from the Purn Lane car park in Berrow to Brean Down in memory of their great-grandmother Pamela Clarke.
Pamela, who was from West Huntspill, died at Weston Hospicecare last October after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
The family raised £77.95 for the hospice though an online donation page, sponsorship from friends and family and donations from well-wishers on the day who put coins into their collection buckets.
Christine said: “Louis is actually my grandson, but he calls me mum and was especially close to Pamela – they all thought of her as their nana.
“He really wanted to get involved and do something to remember her, and he thought it would be nice to do a sponsored walk for the hospice.
“We did the walk on June 27, as we wanted it to take place as close as possible to Pamela’s birthday on June 30.
“The children did not moan once and it was quite a hot day.
“We were giving out balloons along the way and someone even pulled over in their car to stop and donate money.
“I am very proud of them and we’ve put up a poster in Louis’ school about it all.
“People from school have really supported him as well and it’s just been brilliant.
“Being able to do something in memory of his nana has really helped Louis to cope with things.
“Scarlett and Olivia were also happy to take part, as they really miss Pamela too.”
To find out more about fundraising for Weston Hospicecare, call the fundraising team on 01934 423960 or email firstname.lastname@example.org