Elliot’s trio of challenges for children
AKIND- HEARTED teenager was left battered and bruised after taking on a trio of gruelling challenges for a charity which supports seriously ill children.
Elliot Nixon-Chatterton, 14, from Macclesfield, climbed Snowdon, ran a marathon and cycled 54 miles over three days.
He was unscathed until the closing stages of the bike ride when a premature celebratory wave to spectators caused him to lose his balance and fall over the handlebars.
After some first aid treatment to his cut eye and knee he completed the ride.
Elliott has raised £1,300 for the Sebastian’s Action Trust, which provides respite holidays and support to seriously ill children and their families.
The teen was inspired to take on the challenge after a short stay in Manchester Children’s Hospital, following an operation, where he met young people who had been helped by the charity.
Elliot said: “The amazing goodwill, generosity and support from family, friends and complete strangers has been mind blowing and really kept me going.
“I would like to thank the nurses who met me on the cycle route for stopping and tending to my cut eye and knee which allowed me to complete the ride.”
Elliot, a pupil at Fallibroome Academy, spent the summer holidays training before taking on the challenge in September.
Francis Power, head of school at the Fallibroome Academy said: “Everyone at Fallibroome is hugely impressed by the way that Elliot has recognised the plight of young people less fortunate than himself and decided to do something about it.
“We are all amazed by the scale of the challenge he set himself and by the sheer determination he has shown to complete all three elements.
“His efforts are an inspiration to all of us.”
If you want to donate to Elliot visit www. justgiving.com/Elliot-NChats
●● Elliot Nixon-Chatterton climbed Snowdon, ran a marathon and cycled 54 miles over three days. Above left: Ready for the bike ride