Rebecca’s big 26 challenge
Rebecca’s Mum, Antoinette, got in touch to tell us about the creative fundraising challenges her daughter completed over the summer in support of her Auntie Gemma. This is Rebecca’s story:
“I got the idea of doing things involving the number 26 from Newsround after the London Marathon was cancelled in April. Newsround showed me other children doing things using the number 26 to raise money for a charity. I decided that it would be a good way for me to help. I did this for Bowel Cancer UK because last year my Auntie Gemma got bowel cancer. She has two children who are my cousins and they need their mum, so we started to raise money to help her get better and one day find a cure.
We managed to do 260 bounces on our trampoline; 26 of sets of exercises on our trampoline; 26 letters of kindness; 2.6km there and back walking along the canal; I ran over 2.6km in 26 minutes; ran 26 times around our garden and I kept thinking of more ideas! Our friends and family loved receiving their special kindness postcards which my sister and I painted. We then painted 26 decorated stones to make a special garden, we built the tallest lego tower we could in 26 minutes and played 26 garden games in one afternoon. I had the help of my sister Chloe, my mum and my step-mum (Jojo).
We have raised over £200 for Bowel Cancer UK and hope to raise awareness while we do it.”
Rebecca's fundraising page can be found here.