A seven-year-old girl from Walton-le-Dale is taking the 2.6 Challenge to the extreme by completing not one but 26 activities to raise funds for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.Advertisement
Charlotte Price is mixing physical demands such as walking 2.6 miles and planking for 26 seconds with other activities like reading 26 books, learning to count to 26 in French and baking 26 cakes. It’s all part of the national 2.6 Challenge, which recently launched to help UK charities through the coronavirus pandemic.
Charlotte challenged herself to raise £200 for Rosemere in thanks for support the charity has given to her beloved nana – and she has already raised almost four times that target.
Nana Jean Henley, of Penwortham, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last
January. Since then, she has undergone surgery and chemotherapy at Rosemere Cancer Centre, the region’s specialist cancer treatment centre at the Royal Preston Hospital.
Charlotte’s mum Gillian said: “Charlotte has really embraced the 2.6 Challenge and has activities lined up that will take us well into early May. She is hoping to raise more money but is very grateful to all family, neighbours and friends who have supported her so far.
“My mum last attended Rosemere Cancer Centre shortly before lockdown and was told her next appointment wouldn’t be for four months, which was a good sign. We are now keeping everything crossed that all has continued to go well.”
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To support Charlotte, visit her Crowdfunder page.
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