Ella's walks raise more than £3,000 for brain tumour research

Ella Robinson completes her 275 mile walk with best friend Charlie Gwillim at the finish line in Sidmouth

Ella Robinson completes her 275 mile walk with best friend Charlie Gwillim at the finish line in Sidmouth - Credit: Ella Robinson

A Newton Poppleford woman has raised more than £3,000 for charity by walking 275 miles in a month and says she ‘would 100% do it again’.

Ella Robinson, 27, has earned herself a well-deserved rest after walking 275 miles throughout March raising funds and awareness for Brain Tumour Research charity.

Having been furloughed and wanting to show her support for her best friend, Charlie Gwillim, who is living with an incurable brain tumour, Ella set herself the challenge to walk 250 miles throughout March.

Ella said: “The challenge was one of the best things I could have done having been furloughed. It’s such a strange time for everyone in the world at the moment but it was great to be able to do something positive and raise some much-needed awareness and money for such an under-funded charity. It was so good, not only for the charity, but I think for my own mental health. Getting out in the fresh air every day is so good for you!”

Ella, who lives in Newton Poppleford with her boyfriend Ben, finished the 250 mile challenge on Saturday, March 27 but wanted to keep walking until the end of the month, managing to walk a total of 275 miles. Ella has so far raised a total of £3,347, smashing her original £500 target, which will be donated to the Brain Tumour Research charity.

Ella’s parents, Steve and Karen, said: “It has been such a humbling process watching the amazing support our daughter Ella has received both during her walking and through all the kind donations. We are very proud of her strong will and determination to raise awareness for brain tumour research”

Ella added: “I would 100% do it again. I never ever thought that I would be able to raise so much and I think this has ignited something within me, so will definitely continue fundraising and spreading awareness.”
“I want to say a massive thank you to every single person who donated, whether it was for £5 or £50, I was astounded by each and every single donation and lovely message. I feel so over the moon how this money has been raised and knowing the difference it is going to make.

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