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Epic fundraiser donates thousands to charity

Words by Abi Scaife

An incredible, eight-day, one-man hike has just been completed in the name of raising funds for Marie Curie.

Tell me more!

Marie Curie is an end-of-life charity, that helps people with terminal illnesses and their loved ones navigate an incredibly difficult time.

Joe Penney, age 22, from Chelmsford, decided to raise money for Marie Curie in memory of his mum, Rachel, who was diagnosed with a glioblastoma (aggressive cancerous tumour in the brain) in 2015 and sadly died in December 2017 when he was 17.

To honour the work that the charity does, he embarked on a 154km hike along the West Highland Way then climbed to the summit of Ben Nevis to raise funds for Marie Curie.

How did it go?

After an incredibly difficult hike, he managed to raise over £2,500 for charity, all of which will go towards helping families and patients with end-of-life care.

If you would like to donate to his GoFundMe, you can do so by following this link.

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

Marie Curie. They provide care and support for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. Support them here.

Hospice UK. This is the national charity for hospice care. It champions and supports the work of organisations providing hospice care across the UK. Learn more here.

Sue Ryder. They provide palliative and neurological support from our specialist centres and in people's homes. Find out more here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Good Health and Wellbeing.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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