Three Scothern brothers, Arthur Stevens, 11, and twins Harry and Leo, 9, managed to raise an incredible £1,390 for Save the Children to aid vulnerable children and families displaced due to the conflict in Ukraine.
Dressed in Anglo-Saxon costumes, the history lovers walked ten miles along part of the Viking Way, a route named after being occupied by Norse invaders, and completely smashed their target after setting a fundraising goal of just £100.
On April 5th, the trio set off at 10am and battled the wind and rain before eventually finishing their endeavour at Lincoln Cathedral in the afternoon accompanied by mum Katy, who commented, “We are incredibly proud of Arthur, Harry and Leo. It was tough going and along the River Witham the wind was against us. Propelled by a stick and the promise of Haribo’s, they pushed through.
“We are so grateful for the generosity and kindness people have shown, the response has been truly overwhelming.
“To put the money raised into context, £10 could pay for a school bag kit, and £50 could pay for food for a month for a family who have been displaced by war.”
The efforts of the brothers didn’t go unnoticed, and Save the Children sent a message of thanks which said, “Save the Children are extremely grateful for the support shown by the Stevens family, Arthur, Harry and Leo and their friends and family for sponsoring them and raising much needed funds for children and their families affected by conflict including in Ukraine.
“In Ukraine we are planning to deliver lifesaving aid to 3.5 million vulnerable children and their families, but we can only achieve this with the generous support of individuals like Arthur, Harry and Leo.” Their fundraising campaign even managed to make it into the top 10% of JustGiving fundraisers in the month of March. If you would like to support their efforts, the fundraiser is still open and can be found at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/arthurharryleo