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Generous Chris scales the heights for poorly children

A local dad has raised over £1,000 for Heartlands Hospital by climbing one of the highest mountains in Britain.

Chris Jones from Chelmsley Wood, scaled all 1,085 metres of Mount Snowdon in Wales with two friends to raise a fantastic £1,220 to buy toys for the Children’s ward.

Chris said: “My son Kyle was on the Children’s ward because of a lump on his neck. I decided to take on this challenge to raise some money and say thank you for the care and kindness we received as a family from all the staff at Heartlands. It was a tough climb, but the view at the top made it all worth it.”

Chris’s final sponsorship amount was added to by aluminum manufacturer Alcoa Inc, in Kitts Green where Chris works as an operator. The money raised was put towards Argos vouchers which will be used to purchase new toys for the Children’s ward.

Chris Morrell, play specialist on the Children’s Ward, said: “On behalf of all the staff here, we want to thank Chris for his dedication and to Alcoa for this really generous donation. The money raised will directly benefit our patients, some of whom have to stay on the ward for weeks at a time.”

If you are interested in raising money for your local hospital, call the Fundraising team on 0121 424 3838 or email

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