Why I wanted to help other people

Student Emily Turner tells us how her care team mum inspired her to raise money.

Emily and Julie Turner

Emily with mum Julie a member of the Francis House care team

My name is Emily Turner and I am 19 years old.  I am currently a student at Salford University studying a Foundation Degree in Sport and Sport Management.

I am also a coach for the Ability Counts Football team for Glossop North and Football Club.  I love coaching children and young adults with a range of special needs, and this is the career path that I want to follow.

When lockdown happened due to COVID-19 my coaching had to be put on hold due to the vulnerability of the children and young people on the team.

5k a day for 5 days

I wanted to do something that would help other people with the hour of exercise that I was allowed to do each day.  I chose to run 5k a day for 5 days to raise as much money as I could for Francis House Children’s Hospice.

I have a very special connection to Francis House as my mum has worked on the Care team for the past 14 years and has continued to work throughout the very challenging COVID-19 crisis.

Francis House is such an amazing place and is full of fun and laughter it also helps the inspirational courageous families make amazing memories together.

I was sad to hear that lots of their important fundraising events have had to be postponed or cancelled this year due to the pandemic so I would really like to raise as much money as I possibly can to support their amazing work.

I have set up a JustGiving page that currently stands at £335.  My initial target was £100 but it would be amazing if I could reach £500 for the Hospice.

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