Fantastic Four’s 500km Fundraiser

Let's hear it for Niamh, Ava, Murray and Ruari - four young siblings who have set themselves the amazing challenge of walking, running and cycling 500km during Lent!

Instead of the usual giving up of sweets or treats, the fantastic four collectively decided to raise funds for children and young people at Edinburgh's children's hospital. They have already smashed their target of £500, with their current total sitting at a whopping £1285!

The sporty siblings have all been regular visitors to the hospital for various ailments in the past, so wanted to give back to say thank you for the fantastic care they received. 

Their proud Dad, Michael, said "Given the sacrifices the children have endured due to Covid and lockdown, we asked if they wanted to do something positive as opposed to the usual giving up of chocolate or computer games. They collectively came up with the idea of a 500km fundraising challenge for ECHC."

"They are enjoying the challenge so far though - it has had a positive impact on getting them outdoors more and there is a competitive edge as they are trying to see who can contribute the most kilometres."

- Michael

"We chose ECHC as the children's hospital has been a tremendous support to our family over the years. our friends used to joke that we had an 'Inglis Wing' at the hospital as we were such frequent visitors with minor ailments and broken bones! The doctors, nurses and all support staff have always been brilliant and the children are delighted they can do something positive to give back."

An enormous thank you to Niamh, Ava, Murray and Ruari for helping children, young people and their families in hospital and we wish them all the best of luck for the remaining distance! 

Do you have an idea for a fun charity challenge but aren't sure where to start? Click here to view all our different events coming up this year or email hello@echcharity.org and we can help to make your idea a reality!

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