Alder Hey staff conquer Everest Base Camp!
We would like to send a huge thank you and well done to Claire, Emma and Megan, who recently completed a once in a lifetime trek to Everest Base Camp in aid of Alder Hey Children’s Charity!
The three thrill-seekers, who all work for Alder Hey CAMHS team, decided to take on the challenge to make a profound difference for patients across the hospital. They said: “The team that we work for provides vital mental health support for children and young people across Merseyside who are struggling, and we know just how much of a difference having well equipped and well-resourced services has on the children and families that we work with. […] Alder Hey Children’s Charity help to provide different departments with equipment, activities and projects designed to enhance and improve the lives of our amazing young patients when they are under Alder Hey’s care. We decided to raise money for to help the good work keep going!”
In November, their goal became reality, as Claire, Emma and Megan reached Everest Base Camp in Nepal, at an eye-watering 5,364m above sea-level! In doing so, the trio have already raised a remarkable £8000, and are fast approaching their target of £10,000.
When asked about just how it felt to reach Base Camp, the trio told us: “It was the hardest thing we have done, but the most satisfying thing to complete. The last few days were really tough, being at high altitude and all that that brings, with zero sleep, meant that we all had a good cry when we made it to base camp! Something that we would never do again, but so proud to have completed it!”