Adventurous kids and grown-ups are spurring on others to walk over 6ft of Lego bricks to raise money for their local hospice after having a brilliant time taking on the challenge.
Keech Hospice Care’s Legowalk is the ultimate test of mind and body, with participants young and old walking barefoot across hundreds of colourful blocks of plastic.
Noah Russell, aged nine, from Caddington, loved the charity’s Legowalk when he faced it head on with his friend Elliot in 2018.
“I love Lego and it was so much fun. Everyone told me it would hurt but it didn’t, and it was great that there were so many people there watching and cheering me on too! I can’t wait to do it again,” said Noah.
Dunstable grandma Gill Hayward is encouraging everyone she knows to face their fears for their local hospice too, after battling it out with her granddaughter last year to see who was the toughest.
Gill, 77, said: “As a grandparent I know how painful accidentally treading on Lego can be, but I wanted to give it a go and it was a lot of fun to be part of a great event for such a good cause. I wouldn’t hesitate to do it again – bring it on!”
Liz Searle, CEO at Keech Hospice Care, says Legowalk is great experience for all the family.
“Legowalk is going to be a lot of fun – and it’s a fantastic chance to find out if you’ve got what it takes! Give it a go! For just £5 you can face the ultimate challenge and help your local hospice make sure everyone facing a terminal or life-limiting illness receives the excellent care and support they need,” said Liz.
“Why not give it a go? Take on a barefoot walk across the Lego and help us raise vital funds to support seriously ill adults in Luton and Bedfordshire and children across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes.
“As a charity, around 70 per cent of the funding for our care comes from our community and supporters, so there’s never been a time when your support has been needed more.”
Expert training will be given before the event begins. To sign up to Keech Hospice Care’s Legowalk on Sunday 17 February, click here or call 01582 707940.
Registered Legowalkers receive a medal on completion. Entry is just £5 for anyone over the age of six years. Training starts at 3pm on the day with the Legowalk taking place at 3.30pm at Keech Hospice Care, Great Bramingham Lane, Luton, LU3 3NT.
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