A DETERMINED group of young people planned and carried out their own walking marathon for the Primrose Hospice in just five days, writes Alice Cullinane.
The 16-year-olds, who are taking part in the NCS Summer Challenge, visited the hospice on St Godwald’s Road last month for a tour and to find out about the services offered by the charity.
The trip inspired them to set up the trek which saw them walk 26 miles between Bromsgrove and Birmingham.
Tom Jones, Alice Yarnold, Tori Kemp, Nathaniel Philp, Owain Thorp, Mackenzie Walla, Molly Lewis, Amina Nessa and Alistair Cook set out at 8am from the town and arrived in the Second City at 7pm.
So far, the teenagers have raised more than £750 for the hospice which offers help, support and services for people with life-limiting conditions and their families.
Amina Nessa, the group leader, said: “The marathon we walked was not only to raise money for the charity, but awareness too.”
Sarah Harris, the Primrose Hospice’s community fund-raiser, said the NCS team had worked incredibly hard throughout the week.
Go to https://www.gofundme.com/hxtee5 to further boost the NCS team’s coffers.
Anyone wanting to organise their own fundraising event for Primrose Hospice can visit www.primrosehospice.org or call Sarah on 01527 871051.