Paralympic gold medalist from Cambridgeshire lends support to new EACH fundraising campaign

Paralympic gold medalist from Cambridgeshire lends support to new EACH fundraising campaign

Apr 10, 2019

Louis Rolfe is encouraging people to support East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) by backing the charity’s latest fundraising campaign, EACH Mile Counts.

The idea is that people take on a sporting challenge, doing it their way and in their time. It might involve swimming the length of the River Cam at a community pool or running the distance of the London Marathon throughout the course of April.

EACH wants people to track how many miles they cover on its website, where a ‘wall of fame’ will show who is taking part and what they are doing. There will also be a totaliser keeping track of the collective amount of miles covered. EACH hopes to see it hit at least 5,000 as the charity offers its free care and support to children and young people with life-threatening conditions, and their families, across an area of approximately 5,000 square miles.

Louis is a British Paralympic track cyclist who won gold in the C1-C5 team sprint and bronze in the C2 individual pursuit in Rio. He would typically cycle around 15-20 hours a week.

Louis said: “I’m excited to be part of the EACH campaign and really looking forward to coming on board as an ambassador.”

Raoul Monks, from Houghton, was the first person from Cambridgeshire to get involved in the campaign, running seven marathons in seven days across seven countries. For more information about and to support his effort, visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/FlumeTraining.

For more about EACH Mile Counts, to get inspired and get involved, go to www.each.org.uk/EACH-Mile-Counts now.



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  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • When we first heard about the hospice we were apprehensive because we didn’t know what to expect. When we got there we realised it was a lovely place where Renee would be well looked after, and we would be able to have a much-needed break. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • I didn’t realise hope was a gift until I became a mum. My little boy taught me many things and that was one of them Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • We are also supported by the 24/7 True Colours nurses and it’s so reassuring knowing we can call on them whenever we need support or advice Helen, William’s mum
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • It’s been a great opportunity to meet other parents in a similar situation, something that doesn't really happen anywhere else. Helen, William’s mum
  • Renee loves going to The Treehouse, but it’s great that care staff are also able to visit us at home too. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • EACH supports families when they’re at their absolute lowest, helping them to come to terms with their child’s illness, losing them and beyond Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • EACH helps us to create lovely memories and has played an important part in all of our lives, not just Lucy’s. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • I can’t imagine what it would have been like. Nobody should have to, every family should be offered the support we were, and are still getting Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • Children like Lucy don’t get the opportunity to go to sleepovers or to their friends for tea, so the interaction she has at the hospice is priceless. Heather, Lucy’s mum

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