Seven-year-old Hattie Rowe from Berkeley has been raising money for the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) during lockdown,

In between her home schooling sessions, Hattie has taken on her own huge challenge, all in aid of the air ambulance charity.

With most people striving to reach 10,000 steps a day during lockdown, Hattie has taken this and gone above and beyond – setting herself the challenge of completing 750,000 steps across the month of February, by walking, running, cycling and horse riding.

That’s almost 27,000 steps and over 10 miles of exercise a day.

So far, Hattie has been exceeding her step target most days, hoping to reach her final target before the end of the month, racking up 32,605 steps in just one day.

Her step count isn’t the only thing Hattie is exceeding.

Having set herself a fundraising target of £500 at the beginning of her challenge, Hattie has currently raised an incredible £2,655 so far – and has been given some extra motivation by friends and family with the offer of doubling their donations and donating large amounts once the challenge is complete.

Hattie chose to take on this challenge for GWAAC after her mother was part of the organising committee for Mellow in the Meadow festival, which has raised over £6,000 for the charity to date and saw her family visit the airbase back in 2019.

Despite the cold weather we have been having over the past few weeks, Hattie has persevered with her challenge, wrapping up warm in lots of layers and wearing heated insoles, and even managed to wear her dog, Puddle, out after a 27,000 step walk.

Hattie’s father, Nelson, said: “She’s nearly fallen asleep in her tea a couple of times, bless her.

"She is making a huge effort and that has been reflected in the very generous sponsorship.

"She could not do it without the support of her mother, Thomasia, who always wants to do something for charity.”

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