Pre-Sixth student Jess completes the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for ECHO
Jess took on this challenge along with family and friends for her amazing nephew Archie who was born with half a functioning heart. Archie was looked after by the incredible team at Evelina hospital in London. Their charity ECHO has provided support to her brother Josh and sister-in-law Josie and will be much needed when Archie has his next open heart surgery in the coming months. Like all charities right now they are struggling so Jess and her family are doing what they can to try and help raise some money to support their work.
Jess did so incredibly well to complete the challenge as it was absolutely horrendous weather and her first time doing anything like this. They had horizontal hailstone/rain and started and finished in the dark. Jess completed the challenge in about 12hrs 50 minutes.
For more information and to make a donation, please click on the Virgin Money Giving page here. The official fundraising total will be announced soon but as things stand it is over £30k!
Below is a video Jess's sister-in-law made of Archie to show his journey so far. The song it is set to was written and performed by Jess's sister Charlotte for Archie after he was born.