Fundraising

An Update on Thom’s 1000 Miles

As many of you know, 12 year old Thom has been taking on 1000 miles this year for our home from home.

Thom is now up to 653 miles walked and is well on target to complete his 1,000 miles by the end of 2020!

Throughout this challenge he has taken on walks all over including short circuits around his garden, walking to school and large hikes. He’s also been very keen to take on mini challenges along the way, taking part in many of the Country Walking Magazine’s mini competitions including photo challenges, baking challenges and walking 1 mile barefoot!

Thom has already completely smashed his original target of raising £1,000, having raised an amazing £1,442 so far! This is enough for an amazing 41 nights of free accommodation and support for families in need.

“Last year, a few days after my 11th birthday, I fell and broke my collarbone. It hurt. A lot! When I went to the hospital I saw lots of scared children, and some I was told, had come from quite far away and would have to stay there overnight. I live in Bristol so I went home after my visit but lots of families have nowhere to stay when their children are in the hospital and that’s why the Ronald McDonald House Bristol is so amazing. 

The RMH Bristol can let families with children in critical care at the Bristol Hospital for Children, stay with them, for free, for as long as they need. I think they are amazing and because I got to go home with my family after my accident, I want to help them help more families who can’t always go home straight away.”

We are so grateful to Thom for his incredible determination, hard work and support, and just love keeping up to date with his walks and challenges.

To find out more about his journey click here.