Seven year old Ned and his four year old sister Ela challenged themselves to jump non-stop for 26 minutes on their trampoline to help raise funds for St David’s Hospice.
It was inspired by the national 2.6 Challenge which was set up by the organisers of the postponed Virgin Money London Marathon to encourage people to choose charity challenge based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 (this year’s date of the marathon).
Ned and Ela’s mother Melanie Roberts is a staff nurse at St David’s Hospice. She said:
“I explained about how important and special the Hospice is to patients and their families and also the work it takes to fundraise.
“Ned and Ela decided that between them they would bounce on the trampoline for 26 minutes and aim to raise £260.
“They were really pleased and proud to have raised more than this and hope that the money helps the Hospice continue the amazing work and services they provide at such a difficult time.”
The children, who live in Bangor doubled their target amount with donations totalling £455 on their online giving page. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ned-and-ela-s-2-6-challenge
St David’s Hospice recently announced they are facing huge financial challenges with extensive losses income due to the Covid19 and have launched The Recovery Fund for 2020 which hopes to raise £1million by the end of the year to ensure its survival.
To find out more about the services or how you can help support the charity’s Covid 19 Recovery Fund, visit the St David’s Hospice website at www.stdavidshospice.org.uk