A sibling duo from the Moorlands have finally completed a self-set charity challenge in memory of their nan. Alec Stubbs, who lives in Cheadle, and his sister Jenny, had hoped to complete the Jurassic Coast First Half Challenge last May but the pandemic resulted in them having to postpone the energetic challenge.
A sibling duo from the Moorlands have finally completed a self-set charity challenge in memory of their nan.
Alec Stubbs, who lives in Cheadle, and his sister Jenny, had hoped to complete the Jurassic Coast First Half Challenge last May but the pandemic resulted in them having to postpone the energetic challenge.
Jenny, formerly of Cheadle and now of Redditch, told the Times & Echo: “Myself and my brother, Alec Stubbs, have recently completed the Jurassic Coast First Half Challenge.
“We started just before 9am on Saturday, May 22, and finished after 16 hours and 41 minutes, at just after 1.30am on the Sunday morning. The total distance was 58km/36 miles.
“We completed the walk in memory of our nan who passed away from Parkinsons in November 2019, with all money raised going to Parkinsons UK.
“It was originally supposed to take place in May 2020 but Covid had other ideas and the event was rearranged three times before being confirmed for May 2021.”
Alec and Jenny say that they are very grateful for all the support they have had in their fundraising.
Jenny said: “Gelato & Cakes and Bargain Booze very kindly allowed us to have collection pots on their counters for over a year, even throughout the lockdown period, which we are exceptionally grateful for.
“The total raised so far is just over £2,100, with over £500 of that coming from the collection pots and therefore the people of Cheadle.
“The walk itself was extremely tough and involved climbing numerous cliffs, negotiating stoney beaches and narrow trails, and once we lost the daylight, it was tough just to see where we were walking.
“Despite this, we’re very proud of ourselves for completing it and it was worth it to raise the amount we have.
“We are able to accept any donations up until Saturday, July 3, either by cash or our online JustGiving page atwww.justgiving.com/team/for-nanamaureen.
“So if anyone has any spare pennies to spare, we’d be most grateful for them.”
Jenny added: “Thank you to everyone that gave money already and once again, thank you to the people of Cheadle, Gelato & Cakes and Bargain Booze for being so kind and generous towards this event.”
The fundraising sibling duo have previously raised £1,400 for Bowel Cancer UK in memory of their father by taking part in the Supernova 5K around Olympic Park in London in 2018.
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