Lisa Hendy, a Paralegal from our Isle of Wight office, who was recently announced as a finalist in the National Paralegal Awards for services to her local community, has just signed up for her next charitable adventure.
Lisa, who is a passionate supporter of Daisy Chains IW, a charity set up to help children affected by long-term or life-limiting illnesses or disabilities, will be taking part in the Daisy Chains 2021 Virtual London Marathon Challenge on the same day as the London Marathon on the 3rd of October.
The Daisy Chains Virtual Marathon will consist of 26.2 miles, like the London Marathon, but participants will be given an allotted 24 hours to complete the race.
“I’ve always been interested in taking part in the London Marathon, but I’ve had some ongoing hip and back problems, and resigned myself to the fact that it wouldn’t ever be possible. But with the extended time frame of 24 hours to complete the challenge, this is something I’m sure I can take on and succeed!”
In the last few weeks, Lisa has been putting the training in to ensure she’s ready for the challenge and has been actively fundraising to make sure she reaches her target.
The money Lisa raises for Daisy Chains IW will provide financial support for parents and families caring for children with disabilities and serious illnesses or conditions. It will help buy things such as much-needed specialist equipment, travel grants for mainland hospital appointments for treatment and care, and to fulfil wishes or provide special treats for the children.
If you would like to support Lisa on the 3rd of October as she walks/jogs or possibly crawls (her words, not ours!) across the finish line in aid of this incredible island charity, please visit her fundraising page: https://gofund.me/210de587.