A 10-year-old girl is undertaking a virtual cycle ride to Cornwall in memory of her sister.
Evie Owen is cycling 70km a week and hopes to pedal 400 miles in total – the equivalent distance from her Shouldham home to Land’s End.
She is aiming to raise money for mental health charity Norfolk and Waveney Mind, which supported her family after her sister Emily died aged 19.
Emily, who worked at the King’s Arms pub in Shouldam, died in hospital in March last year, a few days after she attempted suicide.
“I’m doing this because I don’t want anyone else to go through what my family and I have been through,” said Evie.
The youngster has already raised £660 for Norfolk and Waveney Mind by growing and selling sunflowers and, has set herself a £1,500 target for her virtual cycle to Cornwall, which was Emily’s favourite place.
Evie and Emily’s dad Tim Owen said: “We are incredibly proud that in this very challenging and dark period for so many people, Evie is doing something positive to help others.
“Emily was always so concerned about others and the struggles they faced whilst trying to deal with her own. Evie is helping to ensure that Emily’s memory lives on through her efforts.”
Beth Twite, fundraising manager at Norfolk and Waveney Mind, said: “Evie is an amazing young lady and we are so grateful for her kindness and generosity.
“Her efforts will help us to make sure that nobody has to face poor mental health alone.”
To sponsor Evie Owen visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tim-owen9