Friends Jessica and Courtney are taking part in the Welwyn and Hatfield Rotary Charity Walk on Sunday 9th June and will be walking six miles around Welwyn Garden City and hoping to raise as much money as possible for us in the process.
The friends have chosen to do the walk – something new for them – in support of us, Carers in Hertfordshire, as Jessica, 21, has worked for the charity since September 2018 and is aware of the positive difference we make to people providing unpaid care to someone who is ill, disabled, elderly or who misuses drugs or alcohol.
Jessica, who is normally organising events and liaising with volunteers to make sure there is cover at the charity’s fundraising activities, said: “I have chosen to support Carers in Hertfordshire, as not only are they a fantastic organisation to work for, but they have also provided advice to support me and my family as carers. My Great Nan is 93 and lives in London with my Nan who is 68. The Carer Support Advisors have provided me with information, which I shared with my family, and now my Nan receives 4 hours a week respite where she can have time to herself. I would like to say thank you to the charity by raising money for them.”
Courtney and Jessica have battled with their own health over the years and are now determined to push themselves into completing this six-mile walk. They are currently training at the gym to prepare themselves for their journey.
The duo have never done anything like this before, and usually enjoy nights in watching television. Courtney said: “We are not usually very active so this is a huge challenge for us, and our goal is to complete it. Raising money for Carers in Hertfordshire is a bonus and we are extremely grateful for any sponsorship we receive.”
If you would like to sponsor Jessica and Courtney, you can do so via the link www.localgiving.org/fundraising/jessandcourtney-sponsored-walk/
Alternatively, if you would like to take part in the Charity Walk you can find information at www.whwalk.org.uk
Carers can receive advice or learn more about the support the charity provides by calling 01992 58 69 69.