7-year-old steps it up for local children’s hospice
One young Potters Bar resident and his mum have taken on a huge challenge for their local children’s hospice, Noah’s Ark.
Seven-year-old Spurs fan Eden, and his mum Tanya, are taking steps towards keeping Noah’s Ark afloat by walking and running their way through lockdown.
Eden’s aiming to walk an extraordinary 200,000 steps within a month, accompanied by the family’s dog, Rosie. As well as going for long walks with Eden, Tanya hopes to run 100 miles over the month. Eden’s grandparents have got involved too, aiming to walk miles and miles to keep up with Eden. The family’s aiming to raise £400 for Noah’s Ark.
Eden said: “I really want to help other children who aren’t as lucky as I am. It’s so important to help a local charity out. And it’s good that Spurs support Noah’s Ark too!”
Tanya said: “Noah’s Ark is our local hospice and we wanted to do something to help out the children with life-limiting conditions who receive such amazing care and support from the charity. When we found out about new hospice building, The Ark, was opening last year Eden donated some of his books. I had a tour of The Ark and it offers such incredible facilities and services for children and their families.
Then coronavirus hit and we became aware of the financial challenges that the charity is facing and we both wanted to do something to help. That’s when we came up with this idea. It’s hard work, but it’s keeping us fit and it’s rewarding knowing we’re making a difference.”