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Childline Counsellors from Liverpool are going to ‘climb Everest’ to raise money

12 months ago

Childline Counsellors from Liverpool are going to ‘climb Everest’ to raise money
Credit: Childline

Childline staff and volunteers from Liverpool are preparing to climb Mount Everest to raise money for the children’s counselling service… without even leaving the UK!

All Childline team members in Liverpool are taking part in a specially designed challenge which will see them scale hills in England and Wales until they collectively reach a climbing height of 8,848 metres – the height of Mount Everest.

Early efforts have seen some team members top Moel Famua in North Wales, which is 554m high, and the group is almost halfway to Everest’s summit, with 4,432 metres already clocked up. 

The team will also visit Snowdon, Scafell Pike, Helvellyn and Kinder Scout to reach their JustGiving page’s £1,000 target, but when they reach the height of Everest, they hope to keep going and see how many times they can ‘climb Everest’.

Keith Graham, Childline Liverpool Supervisor, said:

“To reach the summit, we will walk, climb and scramble up mountains, hills and mounds. It is great to do this as a team.

“It will not be easy, but we’re doing this because every child should have somewhere to turn to when they need it. Every penny raised helps us ensure that Childline has counsellors there 24/7 to listen to and help children. We are grateful for every donation. Together we can make sure no child faces abuse or neglect alone.”

The Childline team are opening the doors to their base in Liverpool, Great Homer Street, on May 21. The open day runs from 4pm until and local Childline counsellors will be on-hand to talk about what being a counsellor entails and encourage people from all walks of life to give up just four hours a week to help bring volunteer numbers back to pre-pandemic numbers.

To donate to the team’s fundraiser click here.

To find out more about volunteering with Childline click here.

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