A WIRRAL mum and daughter are preparing to walk 26 miles week in aid of Claire House children's hospice.

Michaela Lester, seven-year-old daughter, Isabelle and miniature schnauzer Frank will be starting the walks from Friday, April 5 and aim to complete 26 miles by the end of the week.

Michaela told the Globe that the inspiration for the challenge came about when Isabelle noticed the local charity shop had been closed and started to ask questions.

Michaela said: "We explained to her about how Covid had affected charity shops and fundraising, and she thought it was really sad and was asking is there was anything she could do to help.

"She said she wanted to help children that needed to money to pay for things they needed, and Claire House was just the ideal opportunity for her to do that."

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Michaela and Isabelle plan to follow their usual walking route which starts from their home in Greasby then onto Royden Park and to the top of Thurstaton Hill.

Michaela continued: "We usually go on family walks and she enjoys being outdoors so we that’s how we can up with the challenge idea."

A Just Giving page has been set up with Isabelle managing to raise £130 out of her £150 target in just two days.

Michaela added: "She keeps looking to see how much money she’s raised and she’s really excited.

“She said to me the other day ‘people are so kind I’m so excited to get started!’

“She is an awesome kid it’s just in her nature really.”

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