Well done, and a HUGE thank you to ten year old Evie Eccles, who conquered her Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on Saturday the 20th May. Evie walked up the three peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, in an incredible 11 hours and 40 minutes. Evie's hard work and determination has raised over £800 for Aidan's Elephants in honour of her baby cousin Jack. Her Auntie Nicola Croden, who joined Evie on the challenge (along with her Dad, Matt Eccles and baby Jack's Dad, Rich Croden) has also raised over £100 in donations for Aidan's Elephants
Evie's Mum, Jo Eccles says:
"Evie helped her dad who struggled with his knees, and her Auntie who had just had enough. She kept them all going. Due to her Dad being in agonising pain, Evie's fab Uncle Richard took Evie to the finish line under the 12 hours that she had to beat. From what they tell me she was a super star and only complained once. You can see the pictures of her smiling in the heavy rain we walked through. I am super proud of her, as she is of herself."
Evie's 3 Peaks Challenge has been covered by the Keighley news.
What a superstar! Thank you so much, Evie. We are so proud of you, and hope you are very, very proud of yourself! What a huge achievement you have made, and what a beautiful thing you have done in your cousin Jack's memory. We can't thank you and your family enough for all your support.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has generously sponsored me and supported me on doing the 3 peaks challenge for Aidan's Elephants"
Ally and Rich Croden's son, Jack, was sadly born sleeping on the 27th of March 2017. Jack's parents were faced with a task that no parent ever anticipates - planning their beautiful little boy's funeral. Jack's family decided to request donations for Aidan's Elephants at his funeral, and have given Jack an incredible legacy - by helping other families who have lost their little ones too.
Jack's Mum, Ally, says:
"We decided to donate to Aidan's Elephants because the memory box we received was amazing and will stay with us forever. The Sunbeam Suite made the hardest time of our lives just a bit more bearable, and gave us the time that we wanted with Jack."
Jack's family and friends raised over £700 for Aidan's Elephants - an amazingly generous amount which will go very far in supporting other families through the most difficult times of their life.
To Jack's family and friends - on behalf of the families Jack will help, and from ourselves - we can't thank you enough for your donation. £700 will provide 30 families with an Aidan's Elephants Memory Box, allowing them to create precious memories with their little one, before they have to sadly say goodbye.
Jack's parents would like to proudly share their little boy's photograph, which you can find under the 'read more' link below.
Ten year old Evie is doing the three Yorkshire Peaks on the 20th of May, in memory of her baby cousin, Jack Croden, who was sadly born sleeping on the 27th of March 2017. Evie will be joined on the three peaks by her Dad, Matt, along with her Auntie Nicola and baby Jack's Dad Rich. She is fundraising for Aidan's Elephants, as Jack's family received one of our Memory Boxes.
To sponsor Evie, please email her Mum, Jo.
You can also make a donation directly to Aidan's Elephants here. Please email Jo (Evie's Mum) if you make a donation, so she can keep a running total of how much Evie has raised.
Thank you so much for your support, Evie. Good luck with your fundraising event!