Meet Snailspace Grace

17 Oct 2018

Six-year-old Grace Hopkinson has shown real determination – seeing every one of the 50 Snailspace Snails to raise money for Martlets, the hospice that cared for her Great-Grandmother a few years ago.

Grace’s Dad Grant said:

“We absolutely loved the Snowdogs and Grace, then aged four, managed that in one day and was very excited to see the Snails this year! When I asked Grace if she wanted to do it again she said, ‘Let’s smash it Dad!’


So we got our maps, set up our Twitter page, ordered our t-shirts and it all started! The donations soon started to roll in.


We started our journey at 8:40am; ten hours, three piggy-backs, four moans later and we had finished the Brighton-based Snails.  Mummy had said we weren’t allowed to do the London Victoria Snail as there were rail replacements, but upon finding out that the bus to Three Bridges left in just 10 minutes, the decision was made.


An hour and a half train journey, a quick picture and eight minutes later we were back on the return train to Hove!  Two hours later we arrived home, both tired, emotional and aching.  I said to Grace, ‘How do you think we did?’


’Daddy, we smashed it!’ she said and then she did the floss to celebrate!”

Liz Davies, Community Fundraising Officer at Martlets, said:

“The money that Grace has raised is very important and will go towards helping local people and their families. We are very grateful to inspirational Grace and her Dad for their tremendous efforts.”

Grace’s SNAILtastic determination has raised £400 for Martlets, helping to fund vital care and support for those affected by terminal illness in our community.

You can see Grace’s celebratory floss HERE

To support Grace in her fundraising for Martlets visit her JustGiving page.

Martlets, Wayfield Avenue, Hove, East Sussex BN3 7LW
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