The wonderful Thom has completed his Country Walking Magazine’s 1,000 mile challenge, tripling his target and raising over £3,000!
He finished it off on Saturday, walking from his home to our door, completing 1,000 miles in 12 months despite lockdowns and restrictions. He’s been on some fantastic walks taking in beautiful scenery and even walks much closer to home round and round his garden! He’s also got involved with lots of little challenges along the way including walking a mile barefoot and even walked the entire Monopoly board in London.
Thom took on this challenge after being admitted to Bristol Royal Hospital for Children in 2019 with a broken collarbone. He saw lots of other children who had come from far away and wanted to be able to help them have their families stay close by.
“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.
I’ve really enjoyed my challenge, the year hasn’t been the easiest for many reasons but with all of the comments on Facebook and Instagram, and with the lovely words of encouragement, the lovely cards and gifts I’ve been sent, and all of the donations to my fundraiser, I made it. I didn’t give up!”
Congratulation’s Thom! We are so happy for you that you have completed your 1,000 mile challenge, you should be so proud of what you have achieved! We are so grateful for your determination, hard work and support and to everyone who has sponsored you throughout your challenge this year.
Find out more about Thom’s adventures here: Thom’s 1000 Mile Charity Walk Challenge