A 12-year-old schoolboy from Colchester is taking part in a 12 mile walk on Friday 28 July, to raise vital funds for the Stroke Association.
Ollie Vaughan was inspired to take on the challenge after his mother, Tracy, had a stroke in August 2015. Tracy’s stroke left her with sight loss in both eyes.
Ollie said: “My mum has had support from the Stroke Association, and so I wanted to do something to say a big thank you. Last year I held a bake sale and raised over £1,000 for the charity, but this year I wanted to challenge myself even more!
“I want to raise as much money as possible for the Stroke Association so that no other parents have a stroke like my Mum’s. I think that it’s very horrible and unfair.
“I have been training with my Dad and managed a seven mile walk recently. I can’t wait until I do my 12 mile walk, and begin to plan for next year’s fundraising challenge!”
George Burroughs, Community and Events Fundraising Manager at the Stroke Association said, “Ollie is truly going the extra mile for the Stroke Association by taking on this walking challenge. Without the efforts of fundraisers like Ollie, we wouldn’t be able to support the 1.2 million people across the UK who are currently living with the devastating effects of stroke, as well as their families and carers.”
To sponsor Ollie, please visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ollie-vaughan1