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Lynsey joins cancer charity challenge

Lynsey SharpScottish athlete Lynsey Sharp has signed up for her latest challenge: becoming a patron of a children’s charity.

Lynsey, a Commonwealth Games and European Championship silver medalist, has been appointed a patron of It’s Good 2 Give which is raising £1 million to build the Ripple Retreat for children with cancer.

The luxury residential home is planned for the shores of Loch Venacher in the Trossachs National Park.

Lynsey joins Dr Who actor Peter Capaldi in the role of patron and has first hand experience of the help needed for those who are ill.

“Anyone who knows me will tell you I am always up for a challenge.  I really admire the work of It’s Good 2 Give and I am looking forward to helping raise the £1m needed to get this spectacular and iconic retreat built and handed over to the families who really need it and crucially, to help them get well.”

She famously overcame illness at last year’s Commonwealth Games where she ran her miracle race to finish second for Scotland.  Her race motto “Get Out Strong. Commit” is tattooed on her forearm.

Lynne McNicoll, Co-Founder of It’s Good 2 Give, added: “Lynsey brings the fighting spirit we need. She will be encouraging our fundraisers to share her commitment and drive to deliver the results to reach our £1m target.

“The reality of dealing with a child who is seriously ill means there is little room to rest, recuperate or enjoy quiet family time together.  The Ripple Retreat will be a sanctuary gifted to those families struggling with the trauma of illness, allowing a peaceful and luxurious break away from the trials of daily life at home.  We hope to offer some of the luxuries of a five star break together with the warmth of a family home.

To donate to the Ripple Retreat Appeal visit:

uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ItsGood2GiveRippleRetreatAppeal

 

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