Meet the Naylor family whose 2 eldest boys decided to take on Total Warrior to raise awareness and money for Little Hiccups and their brother, Jenson.
Jenson was diagnosed with non-verbal Autism at an early age. He is now 4 and unable to connect with his brothers in a typical sibling way.
“For a long time, the two elder boys wanted a sibling relationship with Jenson that they just couldn’t have. They wanted him to play football with them, play hide-and-seek with them and couldn’t understand why he couldn’t talk or do the things that they wanted to do.“
“They learnt, they grew and joined his world and are now the most amazing big brothers who have accepted his differences. The boys wanted to give something back to Little Hiccups and so they decided to do “
Parents, Michelle and Gareth, say they were inspired to fundraise for Little Hiccups as their family has previously been helped by us. Gareth works for law firm, Ison Harrison, that also supports Little Hiccups. They told us “we wanted to raise money for an amazing little charity that helped us feel accepted as a family and provided support when we first got Jenson’s diagnosis”. The whole family wanted to give back so other families could benefit from Little Hiccups’ support, and what better way than to include mud!
Total Warrior is a 12k series of obstacle and mud runs that will push your physical and mental limits without the pressure of competition. A community built on teamwork and overcoming obstacles, where stepping outside your comfort zone is the reward. The two eldest boys in the family joined in by completing Junior Warrior which is a 3k course packed full of obstacles to give kids aged 6-13 the chance to work as a team and get as muddy as possible! Together they completed the course and managed to raise a fantastic £331 for Little Hiccups.
Little Hiccups has some tips for fundraising:
- Do something fun and that you enjoy. You will be more motivated!
- Get the family involved. It can be a family activity and you will find that you encourage each other.
- Share your fundraising page. Share, share and share again. Not everyone will pick it up the first or even second time.
- Every penny counts. If you raise £10, £100 or even £10,000 – we are grateful!
If the Naylor family have inspired you to fundraise for Little Hiccups, then find out how you can get involved.