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"