One of Churchers solicitors, Sarah Hallett, walked the equivalent of more than two marathons in 24-hours as part of a fundraising effort for Hampshire children’s hospice Naomi House and Jack’s Place.
Sarah stepped out at the start of the marathon walk from Salisbury to Winchester – the Clarendon Way linking the two cathedral cities – at 10pm on a Saturday, and walked through the night. She arrived in Winchester early the next morning for breakfast, before turning around and walking the same route back to Salisbury. She finally finished the epic hike at 5pm.
Sarah and her friends raised £2,350 for Naomi House and Jack’s Place – hospices which provide care and support for children with life limiting and life threatening conditions as well as respite for their families.
Sarah said: “I did the walk for the challenge and to raise awareness, and money, for the fantastic work that Naomi House and Jack’s Place do. I chose the charity because they are local to the South Coast and they are this year’s chosen charity of the Hampshire Law Society’s president.
“The worst part of the walk was after about 44 miles, when the tiredness set in and running downhill somehow felt easier on the legs! The best part was the pick and mix stand which was a lovely surprise around one mile before the finish.”
Paul Morgan from Naomi House said: “The team at the hospices care for the most medically complex and poorly children in the area offering a mix of respite breaks and critical medical care for the difficult days that come at the end of someone’s life.
“A big thank you to Sarah and the team for their incredible support and for overcoming the isolation of the dark route at night and the heat of the day.”