Two friends are to take on a 50 kilometre hike in aid of charity, with a number of incredible prizes on offer in their fundraising auction.
Carly Tredinnick and Sam Draper from Gosfield are raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH).
They will be joined by local parents Sarah Frost, Amanda Kittle, Caroline Chater and Debs Pendall for the hike.
Mrs Tredinnick said: “This is a huge incentive to get fit and burn the Christmas calories off whilst raising money for an amazing cause.”
The appeal is to raise money for a new Respiratory Unit at GOSH.
Mrs Tredinnick was seriously ill last April with a severe respiratory disease and knows first hand the distress it causes the patients’ family being hospitalised for a length of time.
“Going into hospital can be an overwhelming and traumatic experience for a child, this appeal will enable GOSH to do everything they can to minimise the trauma for children and their families,” she said.
The pair both have two young children and said they could not think of a better place for them to have to go if they ever needed treatment.
After the challenge they hope to take their children to the hospital to donate a few of their toys and show them what they were raising money for.
The charity is even more important as several of their friend’s children have received care from GOSH.
“It is fundraising like this that makes the place what it is and such a success,” said Mrs Tredinnick.
To raise funds Carly and Sam are organising a sporting and equestrian auction, the idea coming after they struggled to reach their target.
Mrs Tredinnick added: “We have been completely overwhelmed with how generous people have been with both products and also donating their own time. We are still searching for more lots so if anyone has anything to offer please let us know.”
Lots include gliding experiences, Lake District guided walks and a number of equestrian prizes. All the prizes can be viewed at www.facebook.com/goshauction/?ref=hl.
If you have anything to donate please email email@example.com. You can donate to the pair’s fund at www.justgiving.com/Carly-Tredinnick.