Last month two inspirational fundraisers, Audrey Cassells and Clare Marshall, set off on their three-day trek through the Mont Blanc region of the Alps to raise funds for CHAS (Children’s Hospice Across Scotland) and have so far raised over a whopping £7,000.
This mammoth challenge saw Audrey and Clare trek through 45km of challenging terrain for up to nine hours a day and saw them visit three countries in just three days – France, Italy and Switzerland. During their journey, they came across some of Europe’s most spectacular views as they crossed three borders and walked through meadows, glaciers, mountains and more. This was all done to raise vital funds for the national children’s hospice service, which supports families who have a child with a life-shortening condition. CHAS is on a mission to reach every family in Scotland who need their support but the hard truth is that right now, they are only reaching one in every three.
“Our Alps Trek for CHAS was an amazing experience and one that we will never forget. The support shown by our friends, family and clients has been truly overwhelming – we’ve raised over £7,000 for CHAS and cannot thank everyone enough. We would wholeheartedly recommend the trek to those looking to tackle something new whilst raising money for such a worthwhile charity.”
Rachael McDonald, Challenge Events Assistant at CHAS, said:
“We are so grateful for the amazing support we have received from Audrey and Clare. It is so inspiring to see them push themselves to the limits by taking on such a tough challenge to raise vital funds for CHAS. They should be proud not only of their physical achievement, but also proud that their efforts will make such a huge difference to the families across Scotland that we support.”
In Scotland, nearly 16,000 children and young people live with life-shortening conditions and CHAS is determined to reach every family who needs its services. CHAS works across Scotland, able to provides its hospice services nation-wide for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions. CHAS offers palliative, respite and end-of-life care from Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch.
The CHAS at Home service supports families with the services of a hospice yet in their own homes across the whole of Scotland. Through its Diana Children’s Nurses working in hospitals across the country, they can support families and clinical teams.
If you would like to make a donation to Audrey and Clare, please visit http://www.justgiving.com/Audrey-Cassels. Or if you are inspired to take on a challenge for yourself please visit www.chas.org.uk or email TeamCHAS@chas.org.uk for more information on our upcoming events.