Last weekend, the True Bearing team and their families were on a fundraising spree. They joined 500 walkers to cross the ever shifting sands of Morecambe Bay for their chosen charity, Derian House Children’s Hospice.
Despite a drizzly day, a group of 45 from True Bearing Chartered Financial Planners including staff, their children, and a few canine friends, joined Cedric Robinson, the Official Queen’s Guide to the sands.
The 8 mile journey across Morecambe Bay, took in the fabulous views of the Cumbrian and Lancashire coastline. Crossing the sandy estuary included wading through waist high sea water in places, before crossing the peat marshes back to Kents Bank. The youngest of children, who joined their parents on the day, were taken by tractor to cross the water trenches.
Derian House – the charity
Derian House Children’s Hospice provides palliative, specialist respite, and end of life care for children and young adults throughout the North West. They are currently supporting more than 350 families who have a child with a life-threatening illness, and a further 245 who are receiving bereavement support.
This year, the charity needs to raise £3.85m to continue to meet the needs of these children and their families in Lancashire and Cumbria. True Bearing wanted to help by joining their 23rd annual walk.
Liz Armstrong from True Bearing, who was responsible for organising the True Bearing Charity Walk with Derian House said “It was a great family day out, despite the grey damp weather. Derian House hoped we would pull together a team of 25 to mark their 25 year anniversary. However, the number of people wanting to join the walk kept increasing until we reached 45. The team is already talking about joining the Derian House Charity Walk again next year.”
The Fundraising Total
The monies raised for the charity walk by the True Bearing team has reached £1,200 and still is increasing.