Young fundraiser joined by family and friends to complete latest challenge

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A prolific young fundraiser from Wilmslow has put on his hiking boots again to complete his latest challenge to raise further funds for his chosen children's charity.

Joseph Hibbert, 11 years old, was joined by 75 members of his family and friends, the youngest being only 5 years old, on Saturday 4th September to climb Kinder Scout, the highest point in the Peak District.

Since the age of just 3 years old Jospeh has been raising money for Manchester Children's Hospital.

Joseph said "It all started with a mini run in Manchester's Heaton park where I ran 1.5k. I challenged myself further and ran 5k before I was 5 years old. In 2017 I swapped my running shoes for hiking boots and started my three peak challenge..... climbing Ben Nevis the highest mountain in the UK. In 2018 I thought it would be fun to do the same with friends and 7 of them joined me hiking Snowdon. Last year I completed the 3 peaks with 60 friends and family by my side all helping me raise money by Hiking Scafell Pike."

So far Joseph and his friends have raised over £12,300 completing this latest challenge and to date they have raised an amazing £40,000 for Manchester Children's Hospital.

His mother Shelley told wilmslow.co.uk "We are so proud of Joseph and all he has accomplished.

"When we think back to him running his 1.5k in Heaton Park we never thought it would turn in to a yearly event with so many people."

She added "Joseph can't wait to set a challenge for next year and he is so pleased with his team with a dream."

This trek up Kinder Scout may have been challenging for our little legs but it's nothing in comparison to the mountains and challenges that the children and parents at the children's hospital face each day. Royal Manchester Children's Hospital receives over 276,000 patient visits each year across a range of specialists including oncology, haematology, bone marrow transplant, burns, genetics and orthopaedics."

To support Joseph's fundraising efforts visit his JustGiving page.

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Nick Jones
Tuesday 7th September 2021 at 12:21 pm
Brilliant ! well done Joseph!!

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