Sophia Turner, Mortgage Administrator for Pendle Hill Properties, has taken on a charity challenge with her Lancashire Cricket Thunder team mate Laura Jackson. The two recently went on a historic cricket tour in Dubai together with their team mates, and the Lancashire Cricket men’s team.
The girls, fellow team mates and supporters, decided to climb Coniston Old Man on a sunrise trip last Sunday, 3rd April. It’s a tough challenge, with a distance of more than 11.5km completed, and a summit height of 801 metres above sea level. They were delighted to complete the challenge on the day, after first having to postpone due to snow; and to date have raised £8,349 with 234 people donating.
The fundraising was for Sarcoidosis UK, to raise awareness and money for research. Laura’s mum was unfortunately diagnosed with Sarcoidosis, a rare condition that can occur in any organ in the body, with the lungs being the most common. The condition develops lumps called granulomas which are made up of clusters of cells involved in inflammation, which then prevents the organs performing correctly. The exact cause of Sarcoidosis is unknown, but it is thought to involve a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Research is needed so the cause can be identified, to then find a cure.
Laura said, “These girls are amazing, it was a very tough walk but like today they have been there for me every step of the way. Couldn’t ask for a better team. The support already has been insane. Myself and my family can’t thank you enough!”
Sophia added, “This has been a fantastic experience and I’m delighted we could raise so much money, for a great cause very personal to Laura.”
You can see more about Laura’s story and donate to her JustGiving page here: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/laurajacko22
Pendle Hill Properties is a family-run estate agency, providing a specialist residential property sales and rentals service across the Ribble Valley, Burnley and Pendle areas. For more information on Pendle Hill Properties, see here: www.pendlehillproperties.co.uk