Fundraising charity shop manager Lorna Hazeltine ‘lacing up her walking boots’ as she prepares for 100km endurance challenge
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A charity shop manager who lives in March will be lacing up her walking boots this summer as she takes on a 100km distance challenge for charity.
Lorna Hazeltine, manager of the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices shop in Whittlesey, will push herself to the limit as she completes the Thames Path Challenge.
The 44-year-old who has worked in charity retail for 11 years, will begin her journey on Saturday, September 12 and aims to complete the walk in around 20 hours.
The organised event, now in its fourth year, will see the keen fundraiser journey from Putney Bridge right through to Henley raising money for EACH. Lorna, who has worked at EACH’s Whittlesey shop for four years since it opened, said: “I’ve never done anything like this before, but I’m really looking forward to the challenge!
“I am so passionate about the charity and the care and support they provide to families,” she added.
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“Some of our regular customers use the charity’s services and so I see first hand the different it makes to their lives and I can see where the money we raise goes.”
Lorna began training about a month ago, walking regular long distances to prepare her body and feet.
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She said: “I wanted to give something back to EACH from my personal life as well as my working life – when I heard about the Thames Path Challenge I knew it was the one for me.”
EACH supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.
To show support to Lorna on her 100km challenge please visit: www.justgiving.com/Lorna-hazeltine or alternatively visit EACH ON 5 Market Street, Whittlesey to take part in a sponsorship raffle.