Throughout April Rachel Loynton and her friends and family made a series of pledges to raise money for Latch. This coincided with it being 25 years since Rachel was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and having chemotherapy at age 9. We are very happy to say that Rachel recovered and is now thriving with a young family of her own, Rachel wanted to mark the anniversary by fundraising for Latch.
Rachel said about the event “It feels like the right time to give something back and to say a big thank you to LATCH for the help and support we as a family received all those years ago”
The pledges included-
- Rachel cutting 25cm of her hair and donating it.
- Rachels husband Ashley Loynton ran a Marathon (25 miles + 1.2miles)
- Valley Vets walked, ran and cycled 2500 miles throughout April
- 25 prize raffle with all prizes donated by local businesses (many of which linked in with the 25 theme)
- 25 Acts of Kindness
- Name the rainbow bear
- Crocheting and selling 25 baby blankets in 25 days
- Rachels daughters, niece and nephew also walked 25 laps of their local lake.
Rachel went on to say “It was such a big team effort that I guess I just want to say a big well done and thank you to those who made pledges and supported with donations. Specifically, my husband Ashley Loynton who ran a marathon around Aberdare and Hirwaun and Angharad Evans and Jessica Clark who raised £500 through a brilliant raffle with prizes donated by lots of local small businesses. My donation page includes details on the other pledges such as Acts of Kindness, Laps of the lake, Name the handmade bear, Baby blankets, cutting 25cms of my hair and 2500 miles by staff at Valley Vets”
Rachel and all those who took part have raised an incredible £2280! Latch would like to say a very big thank you to Rachel and all the amazing people who took part and donated. Without the continuing aid of our amazing supporters like Rachel, it would be impossible to continue to support children and their families when they need it the most.
If you would like to learn more about Rachels story click on the link below