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CHARITY CHALLENGE: Rickmansworth mother and daughter smash 170km walk

 Published on: 18th August 2021   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

A mother and daughter from Rickmansworth completed an impressive challenge in aid of the Red Cross last month, walking over 170km during the 17-days of the Olympics.

Ekta Dahiya and her 14-year-old daughter, Yana, walked 10km every day of the Olympics, enjoying the beauty of Aquadrome Lake and other parts of the town.

Ekta told RICKYNews: “During the summer holiday the biggest struggle is to keep teenagers away from their gadgets. I came across the challenge and we decided it was the perfect way for us to be part of something that’s both rewarding and challenging. It was our way of supporting the Red Cross and being part of the games in spirit.”

Ekta added: “It was a great experience, we spent quality time together talking about her friends, her interests and many more things and of course raised money for charity.”

The Game On challenge ran for the duration of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, July 23 to August 8 and participants came up with their own unique challenges to raise money.

Ekta hopes to organise more charity challenges in the future to help encourage teens to spend time away from electronics.

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