Who are we?
We are Jack and Luke, 14years of age and live in North Yorkshire.
One of our many interests is giving back to the community in the form of volunteering to assist on charity days and also to organise and participate in fundraising events. Over the last two years, we have helped raise money for the Paul Curran Celebration Trust by selling books, artwork etc. at local craft fairs.
This time we have decided to organise and take part in a charity walk that we have named FremiCalverHark.
What is FremiCalverHark?
FremiCalverHark is a 14-mile circular hill walk which encompasses the three main hills surrounding Reeth, which are Fremington Edge, Calver Hill and Harkerside. The walk starts and finishes outside the Bridge Inn Pub at Grinton on July the 6th.
We have not walked this distance before and are looking forward to the challenge along with friends. Your support would be hugely appreciated.
We will post pictures of the walk on the day.
What is FremiCalverHark raising money for?
FremiCalverHark is raising money to go to the Paul Curran Celebration Trust, which improves the lives of many young disabled people up to the age of 30 in the locality of Richmondshire, as well as helping the community in general and raise awareness of Friedreich's Ataxia.
What is The Paul Curran Celebration Trust?
The trust was set up by Linda and Martin Curran following the death of their son Paul from Friedreich's ataxia, a rare genetic disease.
The Paul Curran Celebration Trust is a registered charity which can give grants to children and young people up to the age of 30 who have any form of disability. The Trust gives grants for any health needs, education and also training. It was set up when Paul Curran sadly died of Friedreich's Ataxia, a disability which has many symptoms including:
- Vision changes
- Loss of hearing
- Weak muscles
- Lack of reflexes in your legs
- Poor coordination or lack of coordination
- Speech problems
- Involuntary eye movement
- Foot deformities, such as clubfoot
- Difficulty sensing vibrations in your legs and feet
- A curvature of the spine
Linda and Martin Curran are the Trustees of The Paul Curran Celebration Trust and are very passionate about helping young people.
Among many of the people and associations they have helped:
- Raised funds for a specialised baby buggy.
- Raise donations for accessibility to Saint Mary's Church in Richmond.
- Raised funds for a specialised wheelchair
- Gave advice to a local school child who needed specialist equipment for ICT.
- Match Funding for works to Richmondshire Museum
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