El­liot’s trio of chal­lenges for chil­dren

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP - STU­ART GREER

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

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