Without the support of remarkable people like you, we couldn’t fund life-saving medical equipment, research and facilities that help us give children and families the best possible experience at Alder Hey.
Two of these really remarkable people – firefighters Chris Wilson and Eric Atherton – are soon to join The Rat Race, and it’s all to raise money for us.
The Rat Race, on 9 May 2015, is a 20 mile long, off-road obstacle race, set within the grounds of Burghley House in Lincolnshire and featuring more than 200 individual obstacles.
It’s actually the world’s largest assault course! And as if that wasn’t daunting enough, Chris and Eric will be taking on the challenge in their full fire kit and breathing apparatus.
It’s sure to be a tough ask, but there are no better men for the job than Chris and Eric, who’ve already completed the Born Survivor event in the Lake District as part of their training.
You can show your appreciation for this amazing effort by sponsoring the guys before or after the event by visiting their Just Giving page and showing your support for their awesome challenge.
Chris explains: “I've chosen Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, in Liverpool, as my charity of choice because of the fantastic treatment and support they provide for sick children who visit from all over the UK. “I’ve seen firsthand the work they do, so have decided to try and give a little back.”
We’re really grateful to Chris and Eric for having the guts to do something remarkable for Alder Hey. Thanks guys and good luck for the big day!