This year the amazing children of the Kemp family from Bisley, Woking , decided to undertake an incredible fundraising effort to help support our hospice charity.
Ella , Lottie , Joshua  and Hattie  set themselves the task of completing a new challenge every month for 2021 – taking it in turns to choose the challenge they want to do.
January was Ella’s choice and she choose the ‘read-athon’ challenge. An amazing 21 books were read between the older three and Hattie had a story read to her each night.
Ella commented: “We are raising money for the Hospice, so they can keep on caring for people like Granny Pip”, a family friend’s grandma who was cared for by the Hospice.
For February, Lottie choose the ‘Keepy-uppy’ challenge. They practiced their football skills to see if they can do more keepy-uppies at the end of the month than they could at the start. And they succeeded.
“I have experienced the care that nurses give to those who are unwell, and I want to help raise money for such a good cause. I also want to be active to help others” commented Lottie.
In March, the children went on muddy puddle walks chosen by Hattie and covered as many miles as they could during the month.
In April, Joshua choose an Easter themed bake-off challenge and explained: “Corona virus means not as much money is being raised for charities and I feel sad about that, so my brothers and sisters and others wanted to do something to help.”
In May, the children did as many things as they could 100 times to mark Sir Captain Tom Moore’s birthday challenge. They ran up and down stairs 100 times, swam 100 lengths of a swimming pool, did 100 jumps on a trampoline, 100 laps of the garden, keeping a balloon off the ground for 100 passes, 100 cartwheels [between them all!], 100 games of cards [averaging 3 games each day], eating 100 smarties with chopsticks, 100 penalty shootout kicks and the list goes on.
During the May/June half term, the family went to Cornwell and the kids had lots of beach and sea themed challenges.
Thank you and well done to Ella, Lottie, Hattie and Joshua on such an amazing achievement so far. We can’t wait to see how the rest of your fundraising challenges go and are so grateful for your support.
You can follow their amazing fundraising efforts on their Justgiving page:
If you would like to take on your own challenge for 2021 visit our events page or get in contact with our fundraising team.