Granddaughter's year of challenges for Weston Hospicecare
PUBLISHED: 08:15 12 December 2017
A woman has set herself a year of challenges to raise money for Weston Hospicecare in memory of her nan.
Lauren Chisholm is taking on half marathons, triathlons and cycling races to raise money for the hospice in Uphill which cared for her beloved nan.
Lauren said: “In September 2016 my nan was diagnosed with a brain tumour and she sadly passed away just before Christmas last year.
“Weston Hospicecare provided end-of-life care and support to my family during this time, and helped to make my nan’s last few months a time where we could visit her in the comfort of her own home, and see her laugh and smile.”
Lauren is now on a mission to push herself to the limit in aid of the cause and her efforts have earned her the title of hospice hero.
She has already taken part in the Great North Run, completed the Swim Serpentine, finished the Amsterdam half marathon and cycled from London to Paris.
Next year she will hike the three peaks, cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats and run the London Marathon.
Her challenges come to an end in September next year when she plans to take on the Brighton and Hove Triathlon with her sister.
Weston Hospicecare event fundraiser Kelsey Dehaney said: “We’re pleased to call Lauren one of our hospice heroes – a fundraiser who goes above and beyond to raise money for us, and we’re very grateful for her incredible efforts.
“All money raised goes towards helping us to provide support to patients dealing with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones, both in the hospice itself and out in the community.
“Lauren’s determination and tenacity will carry her through this long list of challenges, and it will be amazing to see her running in the London Marathon for us – a very special moment for anyone who takes part.”
There are a number of different challenges people can sign up to in aid of the hospice including caving, cycle rides, skydives and trekking.
Anyone interested in challenging themselves to raise money for a worthy cause can contact Kelsey on 01934 423967 or email Kesely.Dehaney@westonhospicecare.org.uk
To sponsor Lauren, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/12-month-challenge