Stepping up – Yvonne raises over £1,000 for church funds!

YVONNE BILLANY, the wife of the Mayor of Hedon is continuing her personal fundraising challenge to raise essential restoration funds for St. Augustine’s Church. She set out to raise a modest £250 by using her stepping machine to walk 2km a day for 30 days. But by 24 days into her challenge, the Mayoress had easily smashed this target!

“Yvonne’s total has now gone over £1,000”, reported Colin on Saturday. “It’s £670 on JustGiving, we’ve got £150, and the church has around £200. Grand total £1020.”

The challenge had been inspired following the Rev. Sue Pulko recounting tales of falling masonry inside and outside the church. Yvonne said: “I personally felt that I wanted to do whatever I could to help. After sitting and thinking hard. I decided on doing a 60 km walk using my stepper in a seated position, as I have MS (Multiple Sclerosis) and mobility issues. My goal is to step 2km per day during April. My Husband is recording my daily distance. I wanted to end his term as 673rd Mayor by giving something back to the community.”

There is still time to support Yvonne! Have a look at her JustGiving fundraising page:

Photo of Yvonne Billany and stepping machine
Yvonne and her stepping machine. Photo c/o Colin Billany.

This is not the first time that Yvonne has got involved in fundraising for a good cause. In August 2014 swimming was the activity chosen by Yvonne to raise money. See: Swimming Achievement benefits MS Society.

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