Ain’t no mountain high enough!

Fundraiser of The Month May 2023

Raees completes the National 3 Peaks in 27 hours for Alder Hey

It’s time to announce our Fundraiser of the Month for May… drumroll please!

Congratulations and a huge thank you to Raees Ahmed from Halifax

Inspired to fundraise for the hospital that cares for his best friend Lewis Connett who was born with a genetic condition called Apert Syndrome, Raees set himself his biggest challenge yet to walk the National 3 Peaks in 24 hours. There ain’t no mountain high enough to stop this thoughtful 11 year old as he fearlessly completed it in 27 hours!

With the support of friends and family, Raees surpassed his target of £500 and raised an impressive £857.

Raees told us ‘I wanted to do something big for the challenge this year and, because I did the Yorkshire 3 peaks last year my mum mentioned the nationals, and I thought why not. I knew it would be hard but the thought of doing 3 mountains in 3 different countries in 24 hours was exciting. I found Snowdon the hardest because it was really windy and going dark, but Lewis had sent me a message of support and that helped me to the top. I raise money for Alder Hey because they help to look after Lewis and lots of other children.’

We would also like to thank Lewis’s amazing family who have also shown us an incredible amount of support over the years.

Every penny raised by our incredible supporters like Raees helps to provide added extras at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital to make it as fun and child friendly as possible. Donations also help us invest in the latest technology and research studies to help create a bright future for children and young people.

Thank you for your dedication to the brave young patients who need our care and expertise.

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