Eleven Year Old Climbed a Mountain and Raised £4,000

Following a successful climb up one of the highest Scottish Mountains, Jake Mermagen, an eleven year old boy from Norfolk, presented a cheque for £4,000 to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

In May Jake Mermagen, along with his brother Sam, sister Ella and Mum and Dad all climbed Beinn Ghlas, a Munro in Scotland, to a height of 3619ft to raise money for the hospital charity. They were supporting the hospital as Jake suffered an eye injury at four years old and the doctors helped saved his eye.

Teresa, Jake’s mum, said, ‘We are so grateful to the staff for all they did that we wanted to do something to help others.’

Louise Cook, fundraising manager at NNUH, said: “It is incredible how much Jake and his family have raised for the hospital charity. This money will benefit local people who come to the hospital and we are grateful to everyone who supported Jake.”

The money raised will go towards the Eye Clinic and Paediatrics at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

To find out more about the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Fund call 01603 287107.

Tuesday 16th of July 2013 04:00:21 PM