Fiona and her husband Paul finally laced up their walking boots and conquered their biggest challenge yet by walking 26 miles in the blazing sun on Sunday 3rd June. They walked from Winchester Cathedral to Salisbury Cathedral in an amazing 8 hours 14 minutes in aid of Naomi House & Jacksplace.
Naomi House was a huge support to Fiona and her family when they went through a very difficult time last year. Fiona’s granddaughter, Lylah-Rose passed away in October 2017 and Naomi House made a huge different by providing them all with care, love, support and understanding throughout what was an awful time, and continued to create a peaceful environment for the entire family after their loss.
Fiona pledged she would do something to give back to Naomi House & Jacksplace after all the support they provided, and having gone through something so devastating, Fiona and Paul wanted to do something together.
They began their training back in February 2018 and clocked up nearly 100 miles in total. On the day, they managed to take 58,484 steps! Thanks to the support of their friends, family and work colleagues they managed to start their target at £500, and completely exceeded this by raising an amazing £2166!
Fiona said, “I cannot even begin to explain how grateful myself and Paul are for all the support and love we have had from everyone. The generosity from our friends and family with donations have been amazing and we are so thrilled to have accomplished this challenge. It was such an emotional day for both of us, full of lots of highs and the occasional low but we are so glad we have completed it. We hope that the money we raised goes towards helping other families in a similar situation to us.”
There were over 800 participants at the Clarendon Way Walk, and the event is expected to raise a whopping £134,000 for Naomi House. This money will go towards the running costs of Naomi House & Jacksplace for a full 17 days and helping other families and children in need.
Nigel Taylor, Managing Director said: “We are all so proud of Fiona and her husband Paul, this was such a big challenge for them and an incredible achievement.
Fiona and her family have had a tough year and to do something so amazing in memory of Lylah-Rose is such a strong and remarkable thing. We will continue to support Fiona and raise more money for Naomi House throughout the year.”
To continue showing your support, you can still sponsor Fiona and her husband Paul by visiting their Just Giving Page HERE