A 94-year-old isolating in Cambridge is aiming to follow in the footsteps of Captain Tom by walking 200 laps of her garden.
Robin Myers has raised £1,136 of her £2,000 target for the humanitarian agency World Jewish Relief.
She is completing 12 laps a day and is endeavouring to walk a total of 16 miles by next Thursday.
Myers, who previously worked as an archivist at the rare books and manuscripts library at Corpus Christi College in Cambridge, says she was inspired to take on the challenge by the fundraising army veteran Colonel Tom Moore, who raised £30 million for the NHS.
“Inspired by Captain Tom Moore’s efforts, I have decided to walk for World Jewish Relief – an international humanitarian agency that is working within and beyond the Jewish community to support the most deprived people worldwide,” she said.
She added: “Being old myself, I feel very much for the older people World Jewish Relief supports across eastern Europe. Many of them are very lonely and live in abject poverty in tiny ex-Soviet apartments in need of repair and refurbishment. World Jewish Relief provides this.
“We ourselves are now experiencing the hardship of isolation but this is nothing compared with those who have no one for company and no way of connecting with the outside world.”
You can donate to Robin’s fundraiser online.