In February, supporters across the country took on The Lullaby Trust’s virtual challenge, February Fifty. Supporters were encouraged to walk, run, cycle, swim or row 50km (or more!) and raise £50 (or more!) for The Lullaby Trust.
Ailsa, who completed the challenge, shares her experience:
“I’ve completed my #Feb50 challenge today, walking 100 kilometres between 1 and 29 February. Although I dog walk every day, they tend to be rather short, gentle strolls. For the challenge I decided to try to do several longer walks each week and to try to cover 50 miles, rather than 50 kilometres. The biggest challenge has been the weather, and I’ve walked in rain, snow and wind but I was determined to do what I could to raise money for The Lullaby Trust.
The Lullaby Trust is a charity close to my heart. My niece, Alice, died in November 2015, five weeks before her first birthday. She was a beautiful, happy little girl and the whole family was devastated by her death – suddenly instead of making plans for her first birthday, we were planning her funeral. The Lullaby Trust offered support after her death and has continued to help through the CONI programme when my nephew was born in April 2018. I carried a photo of Alice on every walk I completed and she spurred me on when I was flagging. Alice is loved and remembered every day and my greatest hope is that through continued research by The Lullaby Trust fewer and fewer families will suffer the tragedy of SIDS.”