She did it!
We speak, of course, of Vicky Ellis, who yesterday (Sunday) ran round her paddock 26(.2!) times to raise money for CPRE Kent.
Her effort was part of the 2.6 Challenge, set up to help charities through this lockdown period.
Vicky completed her 26.2 laps (some five or six miles) in 47.34 minutes, despite almost breaking her ankle on the final lap.
No one is better placed to tell the story than Vicky herself, so over to our star athlete herself, who set the scene yesterday morning:
“So it’s the day of my challenge. I’m surprisingly nervous. I’ve put markers at each corner of the paddock to make sure I don’t cut corners. I’m going to have very wet feet from the dewy grass.
“So why support CPRE Kent? No other charity fights for the wider countryside, home to our flora and fauna, quite as well. They support communities, successfully hold developers to account and are full of genuine people who care deeply about our diminishing countryside. That’s why. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you for your support. Xx”
And, having got back her breath, a modest Vicky broke the news that she had made it!
“To all supporters and countryside advocates, just a huge thank-you. My challenge wasn’t much of a challenge as I often run five or six miles – however, the fact I had so many of you support me has made me feel so grateful to you all.
“Each and every one who has donated has demonstrated how important our countryside is to us. Anyone who knows me will know how important wildlife is to me and how much it figures in my life. It’s our countryside, but it’s their home and it’s the only one they have. When it’s gone, they have nowhere to go. SO THANK YOU! XX”
And thank you, Vicky!
- Vicky set herself a target of £500 but at the time of writing had secured an incredible total of more than £1,200 for CPRE Kent. There is still time to add to that total, so if you would like to reward Vicky’s efforts and help our charity please click here
- For more on this story, see here
Monday, April 27, 2020