8th Dec, 2016

Coventry man to tackle toughest Lake District mountains in epic charity trek

Shaun Reynolds 8th Jul, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A COVENTRY man will be aiming to raise money for sick children in the UK when he climbs eight of the highest mountains in the Lake District.

Chris Mutton is hoping to raise £1000 for WellChild, the national charity for sick children, by taking on the herculean challenge.

Not only will the Binley Woods resident reach the dizzy heights of some of the UK’s highest eight mountains, he’ll be doing it in just 48 hours.

An engineer by trade, Chris’ efforts will allow WellChild to carry on its work to help and support chronically sick children throughout the UK.

With training well underway for his challenge, which will start on Thursday (September 15) Chris is confident of reaching his goal, though admits the pain he will suffer is nothing in comparison to those children suffering with illness.

He said: “There are hundreds of thousands of children in the UK living with long-standing illnesses or disability.

“By trekking in aid of WellChild, I hope I can help them in their aim of improving lives of as many sick children as possible.”

WellChild chief executive Colin Dyer was delighted that Chris has decided to support WellChild: “It’s great that Chris is prepared to help us in this way.

“For many of the children we support, just getting through the day is a huge challenge and they have an Everest to climb in trying to live the normal life we all take for granted.

“I’d like to thank Chris for all the hard work he has put in.”

In addition to Chris’ support, the charity has invested more than £20 million in ground breaking children’s health research projects.

If you would like to support Chris’ charity climb, visit www.justgiving.com/Chris-mutton1 or email c_mutton@me.com