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Aurora and Bertie finish their 2000km Challenge

Aurora and Bertie 2000km finish line
Back in February, we shared Aurora and Bertie’s fundraising, just as they were setting out…
On Sunday, they finished their 2000km Challenge, right on target!

Sunday would have been Aurora’s Great Grandad’s birthday and they planned the challenge in memory of him, to finish for his Birthday. It was also Father’s Day and the girls brought their Dads along to the Hospice at Pembury to cross the finish line with them. You can still support their fundraiser by visiting their JustGiving page.

Aurora and Bertie finish their 2000km Challenge

Hear Aurora, Bertie and their dads about what it meant to cross the finish line.

Aurora and Bertie hug their dads

Finishing on Father's Day

“I’m sure he’s super proud as well, with the effort they’ve put in – the amount of time and ploughing on through the difficult conditions as well as the weather and COVID. I’m sure he’d be delighted with the way that they’ve continued to contribute towards the cause.”
Aurora’s Dad

“When they told us they were plotting to do this and that they’d set themselves this hugely ambitious target of 2000 kilometres and that they were going to run, row and walk it, we were thinking ‘that’s a mountain to climb’. We’ve been really inspired by that and to see it today, on Father’s Day as well, it’s particularly pertinent, not just for us, but for the cause, for Grandad himself.”
Bertie’s Dad

Aurora and Bertie complete their 2000km challenge

Crossing the line

“We always knew it was going to be an amazing moment finishing our challenge. It was a fun thing to do and it meant something to us… Last year the Hospice helped my Great Grandad towards the ends, just before he died and they did an amazing job.”

“It felt really inspiring, because when we look back at this, we’re going to think ‘I ran or cycled 2000km – that’s a really big achievement!’. It was really fun in the snow as we got to have snowball fights whilst doing the challenge, but really great to do the whole challenge.!