Shannon, one of HIT's participants, has taken on a challenge of doing 10 fund raising activities or events between December 2016 and December 2017.
Having turned 10 in October 2016, she chose to take this challenge to raise money and awareness for HIT.
On this page we will update you with her activities and if you wish to make a donation toward her campaign, please visit https://make-a-donation.org/campaign/shannon-s-10-10
Shannon’s first challenge was supporting the games leader as a volunteer at HIT’s Halloween Mini Fete ‘Tricky Tales’ on Wednesday 26th October 2016. She helped man the tombola for 2 hours during the event and greeted visitors. The event raised £245.05 in total.
On Thursday 15th December 2016 when Shannon took part in 'Christmas Wrapping' at Intu shopping centre, Watford. She spent 2 hours wrapping gifts for the public on site, contributing to an amount raised of approximately £400.
On Monday the 3rd of April 2017 Shannon, dressed as a clown, bravely overcame her social anxiety by performing as a Living Statue at INTU Watford for over an hour. Supported by the drama facilitators at HIT, Shannon moved from pose to pose holding each one for 5 minutes at a time.
Shannon undertook a sponsored haircut at Evolve Hairdressers on Vicarage Road on Saturday the 8th April and met her dad’s challenge of raising £150. In doing so Dad Andy fulfilled his promise of meeting her target by shaving his own head.
Challenge 5 and 6
On Tuesday the 11th April Shannon spent an entire afternoon baking fairy cakes with mum, Christine, to sell them at HIT’s Easter Eggstravaganza on the 12th: an annual family mini fete and fundraiser at the Holywell Community Centre . She then volunteered to serve the cakes during the event and supported participating younger children at the Egg hunt.
Finally Shannon baked up a storm at her Brownie community cake sale on Wednesday the 14th June. Her total fundraising figure to date amassing over £500 for Herts Inclusive Theatre.
Friday 1st December Shannon took on a 1 mile run at school with her school friends on the side line cheering her on whilst some of them joined her on the final laps of the playground to give her the extra encouragement she needed to complete the distance.
Shannon chose her penultimate event by taking the plunge and swimming 10 lengths of 25m pool! She amazed spectators by completing this challenge without stopping at the Watford Leisure Centre.
The final challenge was a 5k bike ride along the Ebury way in Watford. Shannon did very well and despite falling off into a very muddy puddle, she picked herself up and got straight back on her bike to be welcomed home by her Mum with a big cuddle and a hot choclate.
Well done Shannon! Your challenge is over and we would like to say a huge thank you for being such a super star and helping to raise lots of money for Herts Inclusive Theatre.