Enfield girl raises £2k for charity after sponsored walk across London

Tali was raising money for Marie Curie in memory of two of her grandparents the charity cared for

Tali with her parents
Tali with her parents

An Enfield girl walked twelve miles across London to raise money for Marie Curie after the charity cared for her two grandfathers.

Ahead of her twelfth birthday, Tali Bolchover walked the 12.4 miles from her Enfield home to Marie Curie’s head office in South London to raise funds for the end-of-life charity that cared for both her grandfathers.

Setting off from home at 8am last Tuesday (18th) and accompanied by her parents, Tali reached Marie Curie’s offices in Nine Elms at around 3.15pm – and was met by staff who cheered her on during the final stretch.

Tali took on the challenge ahead of her birthday yesterday (23rd) as part of the charity fundraising element of her bat mitzvah. The family originally hoped to raise £500 but their JustGiving page has now raised a total of £1,932.

Tali’s mum Janie said: “Tali was brilliant during the walk, she didn’t moan once the whole time!

“She knew she wanted to set herself a challenge as part of her tzedakah and it made sense to fundraise for Marie Curie who looked after both of her grandpas before they died.

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“Marie Curie nurses supported and connected with us and were there for our family when we needed them most, so this was a lovely opportunity to give back.”

Marie Curie is the UK’s leading end-of-life charity and last year 46,000 people were cared for by Marie Curie nurses and healthcare assistants and its information and support services were accessed around 1.2 million times.

Marie Curie community fundraiser Tracy Annunziato said: “Tali is an inspiration, she set herself a huge challenge and accomplished it, all while smashing her fundraising target.

“It’s thanks to fundraisers like Tali and her parents that Marie Curie can offer care and support to people affected by terminal illness and their families.”

Marie Curie has been caring for patients and families for 75 years this year. The charity provides care to patients at home or in one of its nine hospices throughout the UK as well as offering pre- and post-bereavement support through the free information and support phoneline.

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