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Closed 23/08/2020

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£1,155
raised of £1,000 target by 75 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,155 to help fund a new hide at Paxton pits

    Little Paxton
    Funded on Sunday, 23rd August 2020

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    Story

    As a family living in Little Paxton we have spent many hours at Paxton Pits enjoying the walks, events, and the education centre. During lockdown we have felt very fortunate to have this beautiful area on our doorstep for our daily exercise.
    Unfortunately on the 24th April 2020 a fire occurred at the kingfisher hide, and although firefighters were able to extinguish it the hide was destroyed. Both of my children were gutted by this, Harry (age 3) on seeing it said "I've got tears in my eyes". Therefore we would like to raise funds to help with the rebuild.
    To raise money we are setting ourselves some challenges relating to Kingfisher facts. There may be as few as 4,800 breeding kingfisher pairs in the uk therefore we will be climbing up and down our stairs 4,800 times in a month. Also each saturday and sunday we must do 46 star jumps (kingfishers weigh up to 46 grams), 25 laps of our garden (they dive up to 25m), and doing 17 mountain climbers (they are up to 17cm in length). We will be working together as a family to achieve this and will update our total regularly!
    Paxton Pits relies on support from the charity The Friends of Paxton Pits. It is run by volunteers but the lockdown currently prevents them from holding any events or opening the visitors centre. We would like to give the money to them to use to support the rebuilding of the hide, meaning that any extra money raised can be then used in the continued support of the nature reserve.

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    • Natalie Matthews1 year ago
      Natalie Matthews

      Natalie Matthews

      1 year ago

      We did it!!!! After a lovely cycle around Paxton Pits yesterday we came home and completed the last 182 stairs to finish their challenge. Thank you so much to everyone who has sponsored us 💖

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    • Natalie Matthews1 year ago
      Natalie Matthews

      Natalie Matthews

      1 year ago

      So we have been working super hard with our challenge, we have been trying to do 200 stairs in the morning and 200 stairs in the afternoon so the boys are really close to reaching their target. We are currently on 4,462 so hopefully tomorrow will be the day!

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    • Natalie Matthews1 year ago
      Natalie Matthews

      Natalie Matthews

      1 year ago

      We have now done almost 1000 stairs, it has been hard work and my legs are definitely aching, but we are determined to keep going! Thank you so much for all the support and donations. It is really appreciated.

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    1 year ago

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    Page last updated on: 5/22/2020 18.12

    Supporters

    75

    • Sarah Gomm

      Sarah Gomm

      May 22, 2020

      Well done 👍

      £5.00

    • Christopher

      Christopher

      May 21, 2020

      Great job Alfie and Harry! Hope to see you soon!

    • Natalie Styles-Hudson

      Natalie Styles-Hudson

      May 21, 2020

      Well done boys, amazing achievement, natalie xxx

      £10.00

    • Hanna, Will & Effie

      Hanna, Will & Effie

      May 16, 2020

      Well done guys!

      £10.00

    • Claire Luck

      Claire Luck

      May 6, 2020

      Well done boys, keep climbing

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 3, 2020

      £10.00

    • Julie Shaw

      Julie Shaw

      May 2, 2020

      Fantastic!

      £10.00

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