This year as we have celebrated 25 years of Caring Matters Now, we have loved seeing so many of our members getting involved in raising awareness and raising funds for the charity. It is especially exciting for us to see our youngest members taking part. Recently, Evie (age 7) decided to take on a challenge. Evie has faced negative comments because of her birthmark, and has therefore become shy and nervous in social situations. But recently her mum shared with us how attending our family fun day at Alton Towers was a huge help for them and led Evie to want to fundraise for Caring Matters Now.
Evie’s mum, Emma, said;
“We went to our first Caring matters event at Alton Towers earlier this year and Evie really loved being a part of the day and meeting people who in her words were the same as her. After finding out all about the Liverpool to London walk Evie decided she wanted to raise money too, Evie came up with the idea to walk 50k in the month of June. The only problem with this is we had booked a trip to Butlins for a week and then unfortunately we caught covid whilst we were away, this meant some long walks in the remaining two weeks!”
Evie loved meeting people on our walks and telling them all about why she was walking and about Caring Matters Now and all the wonderful stuff they do. After competing the challenge Evie received a medal and certificate in the post, she was pleased with it she took it into school along with her How Do You C Me Now? book and showed the whole school during assembly.
When I asked Evie why she wanted to raise money for caring matters now she said she wanted to help people like her.”