AMY and Lucy Munns, took on a fundraising challenge in memory of their beloved grandfather.
Having watched their granddad, Mike Fisher, of Wisbech, living with the challenges of Parkinson’s disease for many years, the two girls decided they would like to do something in his memory to raise awareness and to help find a cure for the condition.
So in July last year they embarked on a series of fundraising activities, which included a six kilometre sponsored walk around Wisbech Park and later in the year, two local car boot sales. Since that time, they have been collecting small change at home – all of which resulted in a grand total of £325 being donated to Parkinson’s UK.
Amy (15) said: “I liked organising the car boot sales best. It gave us the chance to speak to a lot of people about Parkinson’s and about why we were raising money for research.”
Her sister, Lucy (12), added: “The best part of our fundraising was the walk – I really enjoyed it and might try running next time.”
Both girls attend Marshland High School and they would like to thank all their friends who sponsored them, and all their family for their support and for donating unwanted items for their car boot sales.
Their grandmother, Janet Fisher, commented: “I was so touched by Amy and Lucy’s decision to fundraise in memory of their grandfather, and know that he would be extremely proud of them, as we all are.”
To find out more about Parkinson’s, the local support available or how to get involved in fundraising, visit www.parkinsons.org.uk.