Sky’s the limit for Burwash youngster

Aidan Collins
Aidan Collins

A seven-year-old boy from Burwash has scaled the highest mountain in Wales and raised more than £500 for Demelza Hospice Care for Children.

Aidan Collins was accompanied by his grandad, grandmother, his dad – Liam Collins - and two family friends on the ascent. He was joined by his mum Carrie Collins and his five-year-old sister Thea on the descent – having taken the scenic route up by railway.

Aidan said: “I wanted a challenge and my grandad suggested we climb Snowdon. I thought it would be a good idea to raise money at the same time and I heard about Demelza and wanted to help the poorly children.”

Demelza fundraiser Karen Warner said: “I was lucky enough to meet the whole family and had the chance to thank Aidan for his hard work in raising such an amazing amount of money.

“I have great admiration for all our supporters who take part in challenges but even more for Aidan as he is only seven.

“We also can’t forget Thea who is proud of her brother and who also bravely joined on the walk down.

“Thank you to the whole family and everyone who has supported Aidan. I am sure both will go on to great things in future. I wish them well settling into their new school in September. Thank you also to grandad and mum and dad.

“With Aidan’s plans for his next challenge being Ben Nevis, I wish you luck!”

To sponsor Aidan go to Aidan and Thea have also decided to donate their unwanted toys to Demelza through their local charity shop in Heathfield.