A local seven-year-old has taken on the Three Peaks Challenge in aid of Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital.
Isaac has always enjoyed family walks with his dogs. During the first lockdown, these walks became more important and Isaac was soon walking between 4-6 miles each day. During the summer, Isaac took part in some bigger challenges, walking between 8 and 10 miles in North Yorkshire, and was always determined to climb one more peak.
Massively inspired by the late Sir Captain Tom Moore, he asked his family how he could do something to help his local NHS. This is how his idea of a sponsored Three Peak Walk was born. Isaac has challenged himself to walk all three peaks during May. He will be taking on the final peak, Ingleborough, on Monday the 31st.
On 2nd May, Isaac completed Pen-y-ghent in some of the most challenging weather conditions, facing a blizzard when he and his family reached the top. He stuck with it and finished in 3 hours and 20 minutes.
On 15th May, peak number two was Whernside, with 8.7 miles completed in 4 hours. It was very windy and cold this time, but thankfully there was no blizzard.
Isaac said: “I really love walking and I wanted to help my local NHS. Doing the Three Peaks has been a fun challenge. I haven’t let the weather put me off, plus the thought of a big ice cream when I reach the top keeps me going! It’s been good fun walking with my family and dogs knowing that I am helping my local hospitals too, just like Captain Tom did; it feels really good.”
Lisa Whitton, Charity Manager for WISHH, said: “We can’t thank Isaac enough for taking on the Three Peak Challenge to support Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital. We are so impressed with Isaac’s sheer strength and determination; the weather never stops him reaching the top of each peak.
“The sponsorship Isaac raises will help us make a great difference to patients and loved ones cared for across Hull Hospitals, making their time they spend at the hospitals more comfortable. It’s a great challenge you are doing Isaac. Very well done from us all here at WISHH.”
Isaac initially wanted to raise £100 for the WISHH Charity and has now reached £425. If you would like to support his challenge, please visit his JustGiving page.
To find out more about the work of WISHH and how you can get involved in supporting Hull Hospitals, you can get in touch with Lisa Whitton, WISHH Charity Manager, on 01482 622299/07827 881766 or email HelloWISHH@hey.nhs.uk
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