Helena’s 300,000 steps in Wells for Christian Aid
A North Norfolk woman has set herself a challenge of walking 300,000 steps in May to make a difference to some of the poorest people on the planet.
70-year-old Wells-next-the Sea hero Helena Arguile will be taking many of these steps inside her house, and she has bought a pedometer to measure each step.
She helps to organise Christian Aid Week every year in May but now, because of the coronavirus, the events that were planned have had to be postponed. She has already raised over £600.
Helena says, ‘We all know that the whole world is affected by this pandemic but, as always, the poorest and the charities which support them will suffer the most. Our group had already arranged various events for Christian Aid Week but now have to postpone them. However, I reckoned I could do this 300,000 Step Challenge as my permitted daily exercise ...and if I can't fit them all into that, I can always run up and down the stairs!’
Julian Bryant, Norfolk’s Christian Aid Church Engagement worker said, ’Helena is a bright light in these challenging times. She doesn’t think so much of what she is not able to do, but she looks at what she is able to do for others. Please consider sponsoring her, or perhaps even do something similar yourself!’
To give to Helena’s appeal – go to www.justgiving.com
To find out about the appeal and to find out what you can do go to - www.christianaid.org.uk
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