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Three-year-old Sophie takes on charity challenge in memory of her grandmother

Posted: 18th February 2021

Charity Challenge

Sophie, who attends Taunton School Nursery, is aiming to cover 28 miles in 28 days in February to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer UK.

Sophie is raising money for the charity after losing her Nana to the disease last October. She is being joined on the challenge by her little sister Amber and they are aiming to walk, jog, run, cycle, scoot and jump a mile each day. They have already raised over £700 and are aiming to reach £1000 before the end of the month.

Jen Livings, Sophie’s mum, says: “When my mum was diagnosed in May 2020 with pancreatic cancer it was already too late; she was told it was terminal and chemo would possibly only give her an extra month. As the 5th biggest cancer killer with the worst survival outcome of any of the 21 most common cancers, it spread so quickly and my mum very sadly lost her battle in October 2020.”

Jen added: “They only have little legs so on average it takes an hour to do a mile at the littlest ones pace. The cold weather has challenged them both and we have had a few walks while it has been snowing and raining outside. If anyone can help us reach our target of £1000, the girls would be so happy!”

Louise Leah, Head of Nursery and Pre-Prep at Taunton School, says, “We are all so proud of Sophie undertaking this challenge in memory of her much loved Nana. We wish her and Amber the very best of luck for the miles they have left to cover – I really hope they reach their fundraising target of £1000.”

If you’d like to support Sophie on her challenge and donate, head to: https://www.facebook.com/donate/427216148696064 or https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kimfoordmemorial 

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