Bartletts Solicitor Eliza Austin-Lea has raised £125 by undertaking a Santa Dash with her 10 year old son Archie.
The pair courageously fought the cold in December to raise funds for two local charities close to Eliza’s heart – The Countess of Chester Babygrow Appeal and The Hospice of the Good Shepherd in Backford, Chester.
Eliza said: “Both charities mean a lot to me, my family and friends and I wanted to give something back for the great work they both do. Archie’s brother who has just turned 8, was actually a “preemie” (a premature baby), only by 2 weeks, but the neo natal unit at The Countess of Chester Hospital helped us support him and ensure he thrived before we were discharged. The Hospice of the Good Shepherd is thought of to many as only offering palliative care, but we have close friends who have benefitted immensely from the Counselling Service provided to the children of families who have lost a parent to cancer which is a less well known but very beneficial service.”
We raised £125 in Archie’s name since this was the first fun run he had undertaken. We went along with a group of 7 others, all running at various speeds, and from that, I know we will double our numbers next year because it has encouraged so many friends to come and join us!”