The 101 Challenge
Every year, approximately 101 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer in the North East and Cumbria, so we ask our supporters to pledge to raise £101, that’s £1 represented for approximately every child diagnosed in our region. Rachel did just that and much more!
The funds raised support children with cancer and their families, by offering direct support and improving quality of life at the hospital wards. Funds are also put towards vital research into childhood cancers at the Wolfson Childhood Cancer Research Centre as part of Newcastle University, to find and offer better and improved treatments to those having to go through one of the most challenging times of their lives.
Rachel made it her challenge to walk 101km in 24 days wearing a different fancy dress costume each day. In the end, she was completing between 5 and 7km a day which meant she finished her challenge on the 19th December last year. Although she had to start a day later due to Covid-19 isolation, she ended up getting the 101km done even faster in a total of 18 days!