AN adventurous family are preparing to embark on a summer holiday with a difference as they run, climb and swim their way to raising money for a children’s hospice.
The Jefferies family, of Marston Montgomery, will start their challenges in Wales on Tuesday and will complete it by Saturday in a bid to raise money for The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice.
The event is set to be a whole family affair with each of the children planning their own personal challenge with the hope of raising £1,000 for the cause.
It will start with six-year-old Guy leading the expedition by climbing Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, it is eight-year-old Ruby’s turn to take on a challenge and will see the youngster swimming a mile in Aberystwyth.
This will be followed by 11-year-old Max doing a cliff jump from 10 metres into the sea at St David’s.
To round off a frantic week of activities, mother Louise, along with Max, will be doing a fire walk at The Rose and Crown pub in Mayfield, on Saturday.
Ms Jefferies said: “This challenge started off as a joke at first, but then we started talking about it and planning what we could all do.
“The children really understand how the hospice is trying to help other children and they know they can help make a difference to another family.
“Guy, Ruby and Max really want to do something for the brothers and sisters of children at the hospice, so they too can enjoy things like trips out and some time with their parents.
“Our family has never done anything like this before and it a chance to help other families.”
People wanting to sponsor the family in their epic challenge or just donate to the cause are asked to visit
The money raised will be used to help fund the £2.5 million needed every year to keep the hospice open and support nearly 200 families from across Cheshire and Staffordshire.
People wanting to do their own personal challenge to raise money for The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice can download a fund-raising pack at www.donnalouisetrust.org