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The Gasson Family’s Sponsored Walk

Back in August the Gasson family (including Mum, Dad, 2 Grandmas, 4 children and dog Ronald), took on the challenge of a 22 mile walk for our home from home.

They chose to take on this challenge following their stay in our house back in 2018 when their eldest son woke up one day unable to walk.

“It was such a blessing to us at a really difficult and uncertain time and I remember feeling relief and peace when we got our room. It was the consistency we needed, home comforts and precious memories. We will forever be thankful of the support they gave us during this time and the difference it made and want to be able to support them to do the same for other families who find themselves in this difficult situation too!”

After lots of tests, he was diagnosed with AFM (Acute Flaccid Myelitis) a very rare polio like virus. Although he is doing brilliantly, he still struggled to walk/run for long periods of time but was determined to complete this challenge!

“He really inspires me, he never lets anything hold him back, he gets on with it and has such a good attitude that he keeps up with everyone else his age.” Mum

He is one inspirational 5 year old!
Although it turned out to be one of the hottest days of the year, they did it! We are so grateful to them all for their determination and support.

“We did it!!! 22 miles complete, it was very hard given the heat but worth every mile for all the money still coming in for your wonderful charity!”

The family raised an amazing £1,500 for our home from home, providing 43 nights of free accommodation and support.