Inspired by NHS fundraiser Captain Tom Moore, seven-year-old Nikolas Ollis from Washington, West Sussex decided to take on a walking challenge of his own this month – a ‘100 mile Chanctonbury Challenge’ to raise money for his local children’s hospice, Chestnut Tree House.
Nik’s first 5.4 mile walk was on Tuesday 5 May, when he was joined by his mum, dad, big sister Isabella, and dog Bracken. “I like walking,” said Nik, “so I have decided to do my favourite walk to Chanctonbury Ring on the South Downs 19 times to raise money for Chestnut Tree House. It’s a special place that takes care of sick children and I wanted to do something to help them.”
Nik has set himself a fundraising target of £1,000 and will be walking a total of 101.84 miles during May and climbing a total of 12,274 feet.