PROLIFIC fundraiser Alex Pearson has just completed yet another challenge.
The community champion for Morrisons Leamington laced up her trainers on Thursday December 1 for a 17 mile walk for Evelyn’s Gift.
The charity was set up after Evelyn passed away, aged seven, by her mum Helen to support charities in need. Evelyn’s Gift supports LWS, Way Ahead Project, Shine a Light, Social Services, Prison Leavers and many more.
The route was 17 miles long and every mile marked a year in Evelyn’s life – as it would have been her 17th birthday. Alex made sure she made the route special by walking to locations of interest.
Starting at Kenilworth Castle – where she met the deputy mayor Pippa Austin – the team, including Evelyn’s dad Trevor, as well as her two dogs Archie and Chester, then walked to Warwick cemetery and laid flowers on Evelyn’s grave.
They then made their way to Morrisons where the Mayor of Leamington Nick Wilkins awaited them to rally them onto the next destination, Evelyn’s school Coten End.
On leaving the school, they went to Saint Mary’s Church where Helen lit 43 candles for children who have lost their lives.
After doing a lap of Warwick racecourse they walked to Warwick Castle, meeting Warwick Mayor Coun Parminder Birdi Singh, Deputy Warwick Mayor Noel Butler, Kenilworth Mayor Sam Louden-Cooke and the High Sheriff of Warwickshire David Kelham and the trustees of Evelyn’s gift. Alex was also invited to turn on the castle’s festive trail.
Alex said: “What a day. We are so thrilled to have done it again and organised a longer route. We couldn’t have made this possible without the support of Warwick and Kenilworth Castle. Kenilworth Castle opened up for us to especially and Warwick Castle allowed Archie and Chester in to not just walk the courtyard but also do the trail. These two dogs are super lucky.
“Doing this walk on Evelyn’s birthday is something that is special and I do it because this is a small charity and it does a lot of good for the charities we work with such as LWS Night shelter and Safeline. This is my last fundraiser for 2022 and I am so proud to have been able to make it special.”
So far Alex has raised £560 for the charity and will be looking to get it match funded by Morrisons. To donate visit Alex’s go fund me page at https://gofund.me/1cb36cd9
Alex has gained a reputation for her crazy challenges and has ridden a pedalo down the Grand Union Canal and canoed from Stoneleigh Abbey to Warwick Castle.