Lauren’s 100 squats a day challenge for Nana

This February, Lauren Gould, 33, from West Sussex, challenged herself to do 100 squats every day to raise funds for St Barnabas House hospice, who cared for her Nana.

By the end of February, Lauren would have completed an incredible 2,800 squats for her challenge. “The challenge is definitely harder than I thought it would be,” said Lauren. “I’ve suffered many cramps but knowing that I am doing the challenge for St Barnabas House keeps me going.”

Lauren’s Nana, Shirley, was diagnosed with cancer, and at the start of 2022, her health started to deteriorate, and she spent several weeks in St Barnabas House hospice where she sadly died on 21 February at the age of 86.

Speaking about her Nana, Lauren said: “My Nana was the most miraculous and amazing woman I have ever met; she had such an incredible zest for the simple things in life. She adored animals and she saw pleasure in everything, had a great sense of humour, loved walking and was always up for a good game of scrabble! 

 “I wanted to take on this challenge to raise funds for St Barnabas House because they were a lifeline for our family during the last few weeks of my Nana’s life. The staff at St Barnabas House were so kind, welcoming, and wonderful. The care that they gave my Nana was amazing, they treated her like a person, an individual, not just a patient,” said Lauren.

“I will never be able to thank St Barnabas House enough for what they have done for my Nana, but I hope that by taking on this challenge I can show them how grateful I am.”

How to give

So far, Lauren has raised an incredible £250 for St Barnabas House. To sponsor her 100 squats a day challenge, please visit their Just Giving page.

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