As you may know, I (Hannah, Eva's mum) help to cook for Anon Street Team - Norwich, once a month. Anon Street Team is a grassroots group FULL of the most kindhearted volunteers you could ever hope to meet. Many of them work tirelessly getting supplies to make it possible for us to feed, clothe & help hundreds of homeless people each month on the streets of Norwich (we even help families that are struggling).
We rely on numerous sources to donate food for us to cook/give out, but there are other costs that we have to cover; hand warmers, warm clothing (gloves, hats etc), sleeping bags, equipment for us to use, clothing and footwear. That's just the tip of the iceberg! Every single penny we raise gets used on food or the items listed above, none of it goes to waste.
My mum and I did a fundraiser last year, where we both cycled (me on an exercise bike and my mum on a push bike) 12k a day, every day in May, we raised £1,080 for Anon and every penny was spent on much needed, useful things. To name but a few; two new trolleys (used to cart around food & clothes along the streets of Norwich), 1000 coffee cups, 60kg chicken, 2 flasks and some storage units for the storage unit we now have in Wymondham. That's what just half of that money went on. Nearly a year on and I've been itching to raise more much needed funds.
Onto my daughter: 4 year old Eva, she's normally roped into helping me cook for the homeless, litter picking around our village and packaging up food parcels for needy people in our village. So it's only right that she's the centre of attention in this year's fundraiser.
Eva would like to walk 1 mile per day (quite a distance for little legs!) starting from Monday the 11th of January, every day for 28 days (possibly longer distances on the days she can manage more) whilst wearing one of her many dressing up outfits to make passers by SMILE! How can you resist donating money to a cute 4 year old? That's right, you can't!
We will record each journey either on FitBit or Strava and post on here or the event page on Facebook just so you can see that we've completed each day. If weather allows and if it's safe to do so, we will also litter pick whilst walking.
We've made sure that this can be done safely due to the new national lockdown. We will both be doing it as part of our daily exercise and we will be trying to choose routes that will be quiet as to not "bump" into anyone
Should anyone have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!