Eight-year-old Evie raises money for Norfolk Hospice after losing Grandmother to cancer
An impressive young fundraiser has managed to score £445 in her charity 'kick-a-thon' in memory of her Grandmother, who died of a brain tumour last year.
Evie Taylor, eight, was inspired to raise the money after Grandmother, Pamela Carter, was cared for by the Norfolk Hospice last year in the latter stages of her illness.
Evie, from King’s Lynn, challenged herself to complete 100 kicks twice a day on her string ball for 20 days. She completed her challenge at The Norfolk Hospice in Hillington on Thursday 4th March, cheered on by members of staff.
Evie said: “Last year my Grandma was very poorly, she had a horrible bug in her brain called cancer and she died in November last year. I love and miss my Grandma so much.
“I decided a few weeks ago that I wanted to raise money for the lovely place that looked after her. My Mummy visited Grandma lots of times and she told me that it was a fantastic place full of wonderful nurses and doctors and that Grandma was very well looked after.”
Lyndsay Carter, Chief Executive at The Norfolk Hospice, said:“It was wonderful to meet Evie and cheer her on as she completed her kick-a-thon challenge in memory of her Grandma. We are very grateful to have such kind and committed fundraisers in our community who help us raise the vital funds needed to provide outstanding and compassionate end of life care.”
You can donate to Evie’s page here.
The Norfolk Hospice is a registered charity based in Hillington which provides free care, comfort and compassion to residents in North and West Norfolk nearing the end of their lives and provides support for their families and friends.