Young fundraiser tops £700 in Hope Mountain Hike challenge

ONE of The Walton Centre Charity’s youngest fundraisers has topped the £700 mark by doing his very own, bespoke, Hope Mountain Hike.

Five-year-old Archie Brady has run, walked and cycled 12½ miles over four days to thank The Walton Centre for the work they did to save his nanny’s life not once, but twice.

Fifteen years ago, Karen Carr suffered a brain haemorrhage and was successfully treated at The Walton Centre. Then, seven years later, during a routine scan, a brain aneurysm was found which was again, successfully treated by the staff at The Walton Centre.

Karen’s daughter, and Archie’s mum, Sam, said his efforts were to give something back to the hospital and thank all the staff for their brilliant work.

“All the family are so grateful for what The Walton Centre did, we just can’t speak highly enough of the quality of the treatment and care the staff gave to my mum and all the family.

“Seven years ago I did a parachute jump to raise money, and when we got an email about the Hope Mountain Hike being virtual this year due to the pandemic, we thought it would be another great way to fundraise and for Archie to get involved with the hospital that saved his nanny.”

Archie started his Hope Mountain ‘triathlon’ with a two-mile run with hisd, Adam, after school on Friday, before a three mile walk around Moel Famau in Flintshire and a walk around Chester racecourse at the weekend, and finishing with a three mile cycle on Monday, after school.

Madeleine Fletcher, head of fundraising at The Walton Centre Charity said it had been a difficult 12 months for charities, but supporters like Archie had been amazing at creating their own way to fundraise.