Help a Stonea couple reach their dream fund raising target of £20,000 after travelling the length of Britain in a tractor for EACH
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A couple who travelled the length of Britain in a tractor have raised £17,450 for the hospice which helped care for their daughter who died earlier this year.
eil and Alyson Clark now hope the donations can keep coming to take it to their dream total of £20,000.
The pair covered the 990 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise thousands for the East Anglian Children’s Hospice EACH where Mikayla spent her last days.
Neil said: “Big thank you to all the support and help along the way making this possible, but just as the journey ends the donations are still coming so please if you can help us hit the £20,000 mark this would be amazing.
“As we leave John O’Groats there is only one last thing to say.
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“Mikayla this has been for you for being our little star. The inspiration behind all this has come from the little Miss Giggles we all know you for.
“It’s with a tear I say I love you and miss you, even knowing you’ve been with us through the whole journey, keep shining our star.”
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Special thanks went to G&J Pecks for lending the tractor, Andrew Downing Engineers Ltd for offering to get the tractor and trailer from Inverness.
Alyson said: “Thank you so much for agreeing to do this you saved Neil from one hell of a drive home so thank you.
“To everyone who has donated, and generally helped out along the way offering support, peeped their horns at us, waved, you have all helped us get to this point so thank you.
“A special mention to our little lady Kayla Pops. You have been our inspiration, our strength through this. I hope we have made you proud like you do us everyday.
“Thank you all so, so, much, cannot tell you what this means to us that we have managed to do this. I say we, Neil has done the hard work in driving the tractor from one end to the other, I just came along for the ride.”
Sophie Baker, EACH Cambridgeshire Community Fundraiser, said: “Congratulations to Alyson and Neil on completing this challenge, which has been a fitting tribute to Mikayla.
“They have been great ambassadors for the charity, really going above and beyond what we expect of any fundraisers and raising a huge amount of money.
“We need £6 million a year to run our services across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and rely on voluntary donations for the majority of our income, so Alyson and Neil’s efforts are a major boost.”
The Stonea couple travelled in a New Holland T2 100 donated by G & J Pecks.
Just days after her fourth birthday, Mikayla was diagnosed with a brain stem tumour and her family was told that there was no cure.
To help their target reach the £20,000 milestone visit Justgiving