Tilly, aged 10, and her friend Georgie kept each other company in a virtual Three Peaks Challenge, to show their support for the heroic staff of King's College Hospital.
In May 2020, Tilly Clark trekked up and down her staircase for a good cause, completing a virtual version of the National Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for the King’s College Hospital Charity.
While her view from the top was a little less scenic than the view from the top of Scarfell, Ben Nevis, and Snowdon, Tilly was not deterred, Accompanied by her buddy Georgie on FaceTime, she completed the 3,408 metres hike up and down her staircase in three days.
Tilly cites her mother and aunt as inspiration for completing the challenge.
“My mum works at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and my aunt at Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The staff at these hospitals do an amazing job and are an inspiration in the way they care for their patients and each other.”
Tilly had tentatively set her fundraising target at £500, but rallying the support of her network of friends and family saw her actually raising over £2,000 for the Hospital Heroes Appeal, which goes towards supporting staff, patients and families impacted by COVID-19.
“The money will be spent on staff support and wellbeing— it is vital that all healthcare staff feel supported through the rest of the pandemic and beyond”