Friday, 24 April 2020 00:00

Dani says ‘I Do’ to the Triple Lockdown Challenge

Written by  Sophie Berry
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Dani Winteringham of Norwich, was due to marry her fiancé Anthony Williams on Saturday 23rd May but with plans having to be postponed she has decided to turn her attention to ensuring that Norfolk’s bereaved children and young people are able to access support when they need it.

Dani is no stranger to fundraising challenges, having previously conquered Kilimanjaro, run the London marathon and cycled the Coast to Coast path.  She said “We now find ourselves in very strange and somewhat scary times. Everyone has been individually affected in so many different ways. For me, and my Fiancé, an impact has been the unfortunate need to postpone our wedding and honeymoon. Many peoples’ income and businesses have been affected but the worst consequence for everyone is the death of peoples’ loved ones, which is why I have chosen to raise money for Nelson’s Journey.”

Dani’s challenge is taking place until 7th May by which point she will have run the distance of the London Marathon, cycled 166 miles on an indoor bike representing the length of the Coast to Coast ride and climbed her stairs 2,106 times, equivalent to the height of Kilimanjaro

Nelson’s Journey has been supporting Norfolk’s bereaved children and young people since 1997, they support up to 600 individuals at any one time but are expecting to see record demand for their service by the end of 2020.  Sophie Berry, Funding & Marketing Manager explains “Whilst we are responding to the immediate bereavement needs of children and young people via our Support Line, we know that as the months go on, the need for our service will only increase.  Like many other local charities, our income has been significantly impacted and we need to make sure Nelson’s Journey has the support it needs to ensure we can respond to the demand we are expecting.”

To support Dani in her fundraising efforts visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DaniWinteringham 

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