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80 miles in 24 hours Across Lewis

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Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal. Charity No. 1043603
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My New Charity Challenge

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One step at a time and l am coming to the 2nd anniversary of Elizabeth joining Heaven. 10th December. The very special and poignant date that I wish I would never have in my life-time calendar; that I find impossible to celebrate still – even less possible to ignore…

On this date, my aching heart wants to honour the life of my beautiful little daughter and to do something special and meaningful in her memory.

As you all know, the best I can do is just put one foot in front of the other. So be it – I challenge myself for some 80 plus miles in 24 hours charity walk across the Isles of Lewis and Harris.

I will start walking on noon December 9th 2017 at St. Clements Church at Rodel in Harris. I will be walking north up The Golden Road towards Tarbert. keep heading north up and over The Clisham, a height of 180m above sea level and down the other side, crossing the border into Lewis and continuing North, through the longest village of Balallan and up past Stornoway and onwards across the Barvas Moor towards my end destination of the Lighthouse at the Butt of Lewis, Ness – the most northerly point on the island. I hope to finish at noon December 10th, covering the distance of 80 miles.

Of course, I am aware that it is coldest and darkest time of the year, not the best possible time for such a challenge. However, it happened that Elizabeth passed away on 10th December and it is this date that I wish to mark.

Yet, I hope to be blessed by a rainbow instead of snow and by your continuous, invaluable and so much appreciated support …


Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal. Charity No. 1043603
©&™ Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation/Aardman/W&G Ltd 2015. All rights reserved

Or go to https://www.justgiving.com/Natalia-Spencer/ or you can text ELIF 55 to 70070

Butt of Lewis Lighthouse, Isle of Lewis

Raising Money for Sick Children

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Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal has raised more than £35 million to support sick children and babies at Bristol Children’s Hospital, and the Special Care Baby Unit at St Michael’s Hospital. It provides lifesaving equipment, ground-breaking medical technology, family accommodation, patient comforts, and arts, music and play therapy to patients and their families.

Bristol Children’s Hospital is one of the UK’s leading children’s hospitals, treating patients from across the South West, South Wales, and beyond. It serves as the paediatric intensive care centre for the whole South West region, and is a regional, national and international specialist centre of excellence services including neurosurgery, burns, cardiac, leukaemia and bone marrow transplants.

The Grand Appeal also runs Cots for Tots House, a 12-bed family accommodation unit for families of critically ill babies being treated at St Michael’s Hospital. It is a lifeline for these families, providing accommodation free of charge, for as long as they need to, while their baby is being treated. Since it opened in 2012 it has hosted more than 600 families from all over the UK, including as far afield as Wales, the West Midlands and Scotland. It costs £100,000 a year to run Cots for Tots House, a cost entirely funded by The Grand Appeal.

In 2016 the charity is celebrating its 21st anniversary year. It is proud to fundraise for every ward and department at Bristol Children’s Hospital, and committed to funding the best possible facilities, therapies and medical equipment to support patients, no matter how big or small.


Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal. Charity No. 1043603
©&™ Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation/Aardman/W&G Ltd 2015. All rights reserved

Or go to https://www.justgiving.com/Natalia-Spencer/ or you can text ELIF 55 to 70070

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Prime Minister Points of Light Award

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The Elizabeth’s Footprint Project has now been recognised by the Prime Minister and we have a received the prestigious Points Of Light Award which I would like to dedicate to every single person who has been involved in helping the Elizabeth’s Footprint project, but especially to my inspirational support team and to my beautiful daughter Elizabeth ❤ ❤

In a personal letter to Natalia, Prime Minister Theresa May said:

“Your inspirational challenge of walking the entire coastline of Britain has raised vital funds for the Bristol Children’s Hospital and is a wonderful tribute to the life of your daughter, Elizabeth.”


Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal. Charity No. 1043603
©&™ Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation/Aardman/W&G Ltd 2015. All rights reserved

Or go to https://www.justgiving.com/Natalia-Spencer/ or you can text ELIF 55 to 70070

Just Giving Awards Fundraising 2016

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We are pleased to announce that Natalia has been voted ‘Endurance Fundraiser of the Year 2016′ at the JustGiving Awards in London for her work raising over £100,000 to date for the Wallace & Gromit Grand Appeal for Sick Children. Our congratulations to you Natalia for your hard walk, you’re on the homeward leg now and thanks also to the many many people that have given so generously to make the award possible, and to those those have supported her on the way providing accommodation, support whatever, you have all contributed this well-deserved award, thank you too on behalf of Natalia and the fund raising team.


Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal. Charity No. 1043603
©&™ Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation/Aardman/W&G Ltd 2015. All rights reserved

Or go to https://www.justgiving.com/Natalia-Spencer/ or you can text ELIF 55 to 70070

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