The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment Veterans Charity have taken on the walking challenge to raise money for Marie Curie and Derian House.
Veterans and family members of the Queen’s Lancashire Regiment (QLR) are taking on a challenge of walking 10 Million steps during the month of May 2021.
Joe Horvath, Chairman of the charity, explains why Marie Curie and Derian House were the chosen charities:
“Many families and veterans throughout the North West have personally experienced Marie Curie in operation on numerous occasions. The excellent service they provide in administering end of life care and also ensuring that specialist nurses are available in time of need is beyond doubt first class.
“You may not know that Children Hospices only attain a small grant from the government, this normally equates to about 15% of their running cost, the rest has to be procured by donations, fundraising and by hard graft. The service that Derian House provides is excellent on all counts. It is Ideally situated in the North West and also has a good catchment area.”
10 million steps will be no easy feat for the veterans but they are confident that if they work together, they will reach their goal:
“The thought of walking 10 Million steps is mind-blowing certainly for an individual or a small group, however, in Team Effort mode it can be achievable especially with some hard work, dedication, determination and all within the current lockdown rules. It is stressed at this point that we are talking steps, we will not be working in miles/km or time.
“There will be approximately 33 veterans and family members taking on the challenge individually. To achieve such a goal in the time frame of 31 days means that most of the members will be walking on a daily basis for the full 31 days.”
You can donate here to help the Queen’s Lancashire Regiment Veterans Charity raise as much as possible for Marie Curie and Derian House.