Hartlepool College of FE 2.6 Challenge for Alice House
A team of staff members at Hartlepool College of Further Education - Debbie Hill and “The Dedicated WARMS” who are responsible for the Welfare and Safeguarding of the students are participating in the 2.6 challenge to raise funds for Alice House Hospice and will be involving their families too.
The 2.6 Challenge is a national appeal to raise money for charities all over the country by asking supporters to raise money for their chosen organisations, based around the numbers 2 and 6.
The appeal was launched at the time of the cancelled 26 mile London Marathon, on 26 April as a means of recouping some of the charity income that would be lost by the cancellation of that and other fundraising events.
Hartlepool College of Further Education is a patron of the Hospice and the local charity receives regular support in a variety of ways from staff and pupils.
Debbie and her team have set themselves the following challenges:
Debbie Hill – 26 mile run (over a period of 6 days), 26 burpees, 26 shoulder presses – every day for 6 days, baking 6 cheese scones.
Lisa Brown – 26 mile walk (over a period of 6 days).
Sharon Gray – 2.6km walk every day for 6 days.
Beth Sinclair – Designing 26 rainbow key-rings to deliver to Alice House.
Graeme Reynolds – Drawing 26 super heroes for the super heroes who work at Alice House Hospice.
Debbie said “The team thought this would be a great idea, as our fundraising from dress down Friday’s have been put on hold during COVID-19.”
Deputy Fundraising Manager Greg Hildreth at Alice House said, “We receive amazing support from the College and its staff and pupils all year round, but during this very difficult period, we need this more than ever and are so grateful to Debbie and her colleagues for all their kindness. As ever, all of the money raised will be used to provide care and support to local patients and their families. On behalf of everyone at Alice House, I would like to wish them the very best of luck in their challenges.”