Youngsters use lockdown exercise to raise money for charity
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Siblings Evannah and Cache Pearson have used their lockdown daily exercise to raise cash for charity.
"When they announced the third lockdown, we had a good chat about a plan of action to fill our days, and how we would keep a healthy mindset," said mum Kara Pearson.
"As always Evannah and Cache started to think about what we could do, as like most kids they thrive off a challenge.
"We decided to incorporate our daily exercise with a goal in mind, and settled on raising money for the charity MIND.
"They would accomplish this by walking/running 50 miles over the month of January! So we made a start the next day.
"During our walks it became apparent how important it was for their mental health too. The daily walk/run seem to release our family tension's from home schooling, and the worries we were all experiencing on different levels.
"Evannah and Cache had more of an understanding of what people are going through on an emotional level, and it is now still part of our daily routine," said Kara, from Kingskerswell.
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"They really opened up about their feelings and thoughts whilst doing the challenge, and all of us felt so much better after getting out.
"They managed to complete the challenge, and went over and finished on 72 miles for the month!
"They felt very happy about helping raise money for MIND, and knowing they have helped in some way.
"On finishing they had raised another £200 for the charity and given the current circumstances, we were so appreciative for everyone's kindness and support.
"We understand its a difficult time for everyone, however the children always get so much support from family, friends and PAFC who always on hand to support them both.
"As parents myself and David couldn't be more proud of Evannah and Cache, and how they continue to be kind."