The Hawthorns Clevedon

“Just a walk in the park”: Resident Helen Raises Money for Charity

Helen Hughes, resident at The Hawthorns Clevedon, spent the second national lockdown duration – November to December 2020 – walking the equivalent of three marathons in laps around the community’s garden for charity.

Helen has raised an impressive total of £650 for her two chosen charities: Children’s Hospice South West and Acorns Children’s Hospice in Birmingham. The total was contributed to by The Hawthorns Clevedon, who wanted to help Helen’s fundraising for two fantastic charities.

Sally Porter, Acorns Supporter Services Coordinator, said Helen’s dedication to the task at hand has been unbelievable, and her “gift is so special and means so much to every child and parent who comes to Acorns.”

As an avid walker, who tends to complete around five circuits a day to keep fit, Helen tasked herself to increase the number of kilometres she walked each day, overall reaching a remarkable total of 125km in just 28 days. Helen, who lives at The Hawthorns Clevedon with her husband, said her friends and family supported her very well during her challenge.

Tamara Downes, Head of Fundraising at The Children’s Hospice South West, said Helen’s kind donations, “Brought moments of happiness to families across the South West who remain in lockdown and isolation due to Covid-19.”


Helen Hughes

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