Jake’s 100 mile coastal walk

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29/04/2018  

Jake’s 100 mile coastal walk

In 2009 Jake Hodgson sadly lost his Grandad to cancer and although he was only 4 years old at the time he has decided to raise some money for Rebecca House in his memory.

“I miss my Grandad so much and so wish he was still here to see my sister who he never got the chance to meet, or see us both grow up. Cancer and other terminal illnesses are such a horrible thing for anyone to have to experience, especially children, so I want to just do a little something to try and help.

In 2017 at the age of 12, myself, my Dad and a friend (Robbie Callister) walked the Millennium Way (a total of 28 miles).  It was tough, but I felt a great sense of satisfaction and achievement.  

My Dad mentioned that maybe one day we could do the 100 mile coastal walk, which really excited me.  But after having time to think about it, I thought I would actually like to attempt the walk over the course of a few days and also camp each night.  I then thought, “well if I am going to achieve this, then why not at the same time help raise some much needed money, to help other children/teenagers in their time of need”.  My Dad said this was a great idea and suggested I choose a local charity.  I thought, there is no better cause than our local children’s hospice (Rebecca House).”

If you would like to help Jake raise money for Rebecca House you can donate here.

 

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