23rd January 2018

Clara set for challenges in memory of ‘little nanny’

An intrepid young fundraiser is preparing for two tough challenges to raise money in memory of her grandmother.

Clara Salt, aged nine, will walk the length of the Malvern Hills this March before swimming 50-lengths – all in aid of St Richard’s Hospice.

She also held a cake sale with her friends at Pershore Leisure Centre on Sunday, 21st January and raised £119.

The youngster, from Birlingham, near Pershore, hopes to raise £500 for the Worcester hospice which cared for her “little nanny” Jane Salt.

Clara Salt and her 'little nanny' Jane Salt“The hospice was very kind to little nanny and I want to help other people who are very ill,” said Clara, who is a pupil at St Barnabas Middle School in Drakes Broughton.

“I think it is a nice place where very ill people can spend time being looked after really well.”

She will set off on the walk on Saturday, 3rd March accompanied by her mum and dad, and will complete the swim later that month.

Joy Salt, who is Clara’s mum, said: “Both myself and my husband Dave are very proud of Clara, especially as she has organised quite a bit of it herself.

“It will be interesting to see if she gets to the end of the walk without complaining that she is tired!”

Alice Brunt, Fundraiser at St Richard’s, added: “We are hugely grateful for all support we receive, but it is particularly heartwarming when younger members of the community come forward to raise funds for hospice care.

“We are so impressed with Clara – she’s taking on a huge challenge for St Richard’s, and she should feel incredibly proud of herself.”

If you would like to make a donation to Clara’s fundraising, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/clara-salt