An amazing 94 year old nan has taken up the nationwide 2.6 challenge and, with the aid of her sticks, will attempt to walk 26 times around a 26 meter loop of her garden – aiming to finish on 26th April – all in support of Youth Talk.
Dorothy was inspired by the recent challenge undertaken by Captain Tom Moore who raised over £26m for the NHS and decided she wanted to do something to help young people and raise funds for an important local charity.
Dorothy said “I’m walking for Youth Talk because young people are our future and need to be listened to and cared for”. She has already begun her challenge and is aiming to complete it by Sunday 26th April – the day the nation mobilises to take part in the 2.6 Challenge to save charities across the UK. Check out the video below of Dorothy on lap number 10 of her challenge!
Chief Executive of Youth Talk David Barker said “I’m very privileged that in my role I get to meet and hear of so many inspiring stories of people wanting to help and support young people. I was truly touched by Dorothy’s story and her determination to help Youth Talk with our vital 2.6 challenge fundraising campaign – thank you Dorothy!”
Money raised by Dorothy will help Youth Talk to continue to provide support to young people between the ages of 13-25 years who are struggling with their mental health and emotional wellbeing. Like all charities Youth Talk will see a significant impact on its income this year as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.
Find out more about the vital work of Youth Talk here.