Brave mum walks for charity for the good of young people
Dec, 22 2020
The children of today will be the adults of tomorrow. Sadly however, as they reach adulthood their mind will forever be imprinted on the year 2020. They may have been severely traumatised by this year and could potentially need ongoing treatment to help them recover and regain stability.
This is why Rebecca Pukiello is hiking a staggering 60 miles over a series of walks whilst carrying her 22 month old daughter to raise funds for Ashton based children’s mental health charity -The Butterfly and Phoenix Project.
The charity is proud to support local young people which has been a constant support throughout the pandemic. Professional counsellors are struggling to keep up with the waiting list and crucially need outside help for the livelihood of the youth.
So far Rebecca has walked the following places:-
- The Tolkien Trail
- Lancashire Cheese Walk
- Garstang to Scorton circular
- Wyre coastline
- Loud Mythom
- Great Hill
- The Guild Wheel
Her current total is an amazing £1,500 for the charity!
Rebecca expressed how hard it’s been for young people,
“I know this last year has been difficult for many, and I do think that children have done incredibly well to cope. With schools closing, sport stopping, not being able to hug family and friends and then schools reopening, with bubbles closing and classes isolating - it’s been tough. Most children are quite resilient but there are some children who have reached out for help and needed someone to talk to. There are also children who had struggles even before the pandemic, with bullying neglect and bereavement”.
If you would like to donate to Rebecca’s fundraiser simply log onto the following website address:-https://www.gofundme.com/f/ncsnd-a-cause-i-care-about-needs-help.
Rebecca has these closing words for us all to think about:-
“Every step counts, every donation matters”.
^Alex Ashworth CCG UK Blogger