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Meet Some of Our Pay for a Day Fundraisers

Angela Alexandru
Angela Alexandru

Meet some of our wonderful St Wilf’s Legends who have been fundraising to cover the daily running cost of £26,000 to support us in providing the expert care our patients deserve.

Jazzy Cotton, a St Wilfrid’s Hospice employee is doing a triathlon challenge to help raise funds for our patients. Over the month, Jazzy will be swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 112 miles and running 26.2 miles. That is 193 lengths of the pool, 4 miles per day on the bike and running about a mile a day.

I wanted to leap into a new fitness regime for the new year, and I thought why not go to the extreme and raise some funds for my local hospice at the same time! I decided to take on an Ironman Triathlon, and I spread the exercise out across the whole month of February. This consists of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile cycle and a 26.2 mile run. I wanted to give back to St Wilfrid’s as they have cared for a few of my close relatives, and this seemed like the least I could do in return for their amazing care.”

Sylv Armstrong shaved her head on Saturday, February 24th to help raise funds for the Hospice. St Wilfrid’s cared for her husband John, who died on April 2023. Sylv cut her hair in Tesco Extra Chichester and had a massive crowd come along to support her.

If you do end up having to come into St Wilfrid’s, whether for respite or when your time comes, the people here are just amazing. They are an amazing bunch of people and there isn’t anything they won’t do for you. It’s not a government-run thing and they need all the help they can get. So, if you could donate, it doesn’t matter how much, it helps them and helps them help more people within the community.

In addition to two of his friends, Freddie is on a challenge of completing 3,000 push-ups in February to help raise the daily cost of running the Hospice. This means they will be doing an average of 103 push-ups a day.

We wanted to really challenge ourselves while also making a difference in our community. It’s been a great way to push ourselves and get active, while also helping an amazing cause. We’ve had a few people ask us what we are doing, and we feel very proud to share our challenge and ask for donations.

If you would like to become a Leap Year Legend and be part of our community helping to fund the daily cost of the extra day this Leap Year, there are many options to choose from. You can either make a direct donation to us or hold a fun event that raises money for your local hospice.


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