An 11-year-old girl is over halfway through her two-month fundraising challenge and has raised more than £2,000 for her local hospice.
Aggie Davey decided to set herself the challenge of walking 100 miles, cycling 50 miles, reading 1,500 pages and shaving her head for Stafford-based Katharine House Hospice.
Aggie, who lives in Stafford with parents Lee and Emma, began the challenge on May 3 in aid of the Katharine House Hospice Covid-19 appeal and carried out her head shave on May 8.
So far she has walked more than 50 miles, cycled more than 27 miles and read 1,600 pages. With hopes of becoming an author, it’s no surprise Aggie’s favourite part of the challenge has been the reading, a target which she’s already surpassed.
The John Wheeldon Primary Academy pupil said: “I am really proud of myself for raising nearly £2,000.
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“The reading is going very well and cycling is too. Walking is a bit behind but I am sure I will catch up soon and I think I jam the new hairstyle.”
Proud mum Emma, 43, who also shaved her head, added: “We are very proud of all Aggie has achieved. £2,000 is an amazing amount of money to raise and we can’t thank everybody enough for donating.
“I’m not going to lie, it is tough going at times to keep motivation up as we’re now over half way, so Aggie has a bit of catching up to do with the walking.
“Our hair is growing back slowly too, Aggie loves her new style and she even trimmed it the other day, but she would like it to be long again by next year.”
A spokeswoman for Katharine House Hospice said: “Covid-19 has seen major challenges for the hospice. We have had to cancel fundraising events, close our shops and adapt the ways in which we deliver our care to ensure the safety of our patients.
“The wonderful support of local people like Aggie means that we can continue to provide vital free care for patients at our in-patient unit, our community and support patients who cannot come to the hospice.
“We would like to thank the amazing Aggie from the bottom of our hearts for her incredible effort in raising so much for us – every penny will help local people.”
Aggie’s original target was £300 but she has already raised more than £1,800. Aggie now hopes to raise £2,000. To donate visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/aggie-2020.