A GROUP of people took on the challenge of walking up Snowdon to raise funds for Alder Hey Hospital.

The group of 24 walked the Llanberis route at the 1,085m (3,500ft) mountain raising over £2,000 for their chosen cause.

Lars Stanley Hughes helped to organise the walk to raise money for the doctors and staff at Alder Hey in Liverpool who have been treating his nephew Ollie, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in April.

Lars said: “Twenty-four of us walked the Llanberis route at Snowdon, including Tyler who is Ollie’s brother, and Holly, both aged 11.

“We completed the walk to the top in around two hours in pretty wet, windy and foggy conditions – they were like machines.

“It was emotional at the top. When we got there, I checked my Just Giving page and the £1,000 target had been reached.

“Overall, I think we’ve raised £2,000, all going to Alder Hey and Ollie’s mum Helen.

“She is hoping to get some iPads, new televisions etc for the children’s cancer unit at Wrexham Maelor to offer more things for the children there to keep occupied.”

Lars said that Ollie’s parents wished to extend their thanks to those offering their support.

“I know Helen and Mark want to thank everyone so much for their amazing messages of support and donations.”

Several other events have taken place to raise money for Ollie, including a coffee and cake morning at Castle Bistro in Chirk organised by Lisa Hanlon.

Chloe the Elf, Chirk’s well-known festive fundraiser, is selling raffle tickets for Chirk Christmas Fair which takes place on December 1 to help in raising money for Ollie too.

There are hampers to be won along with prizes in a special draw that will be made on the day.