Girls’ sponsored walk for the Norfolk Hospice in memory of their much-loved grandpa

Four young family members went on a sponsored walk raising £500 for the Norfolk Hospice Tapping Hous

Four young family members went on a sponsored walk raising £500 for the Norfolk Hospice Tapping House - From left, Ameilia Rix (7), Hannah Reid (9), Eloise Rix (9), Megan Reid (12) with Lyndsey Atkin from Tapping House. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

Four youngsters raised more than £500 from a sponsored walk to thank the hospice which supported their grandpa.

Amelia Rix, seven, and her sister Eloise, nine, joined cousins Hannah and Megan Reid, aged nine and 12, to walk from Snettisham to Hunstanton along the beach.

They set off in the biting cold on Friday, February 22, ending up by the lighthouse on the wind-swept cliff tops.

Sponsorship money collected from friends and family around Terrington, where the Rix family live, and the Reids' home in Dereham, helped them raise a total of £513 for the Norfolk Hospice.

Eloise said the girls wanted to do the walk because they missed their grandpa, Roger Reid, who died last summer.

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'We lost dad in the summer and we lost mum five years ago,' said Hannah and Megan's mother, Caroline Reid.

'Dad benefited from bereavement counselling from the hospice when he lost mum and they supported dad for the last few weeks and they helped him to stay at home, which was what he wanted.'

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Lindsey Atkin, from the Norfolk Hospice, said the money would be put towards the ongoing costs of the hospice, including the outreach services it provides.

Work is set to begin shortly on a brand new hospice serving West Norfolk and the Fens at Hillington, near King's Lynn, which will provide around the clock care.

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