How Alex raised £2,980 for Rainbow House was thought medically impossible. Till he put on his superhero cape and walked not only the 15 metres he ambitiously promised, but a full 50 metres at the Rainbow Ramble Challenge. With cerebral palsy as severe as his - standing, eating, even lifting his head was a struggle. But he’s given his all at classes for 11 years to prepare for this challenge, having overcome emergency surgeries, his hip reconstruction operation and much more than any child should face.
Birmingham Children’s Hospital is £3,786 closer to buying a new ambulance thanks to Nate. He’s doing one sponsored challenge a month for 2019 to honour the year his best friend, Tobi was at the hospital. Tobi passed away while Nate walked 100 miles in his name this January. Yet despite his grief, this young fundraiser kayaked 5 miles, did 10 acts of kindness and a 24-hour silence, climbed to the top of The Shard on an indoor wall and Mount Snowdon, for real. And he’s still going.
At 5 years old Freya took on a 5k to raise a mountain of cash and say thanks to Alder Hey Children’s Charity for looking after her baby sister when she was born. After visiting the hospital to hand over the £3,000 she’d raised, Freya saw how many children needed help, and realised she didn’t want to stop there - she decided to climb a real mountain! At 7 years old, Freya climbed Mount Snowden with her Dad and smashed her original target, raising over £2,400. She is now an Alder Hey Ambassador, raising awareness and money whenever she can.