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Tor tackled by Chippenham boys for hospice
Three young brothers from Chippenham completed their fundraising mission for the Dorothy House Hospice last week.
Dylan, Jadan and Noah Skinner, who are eight, six and five, and all attend Queen’s Crescent primary school in Chippenham, raised £225 by climbing Glastonbury Tor.
Their mother Natalie Wiltshire, of Fairfoot Close, said she was proud of her boys.
“We decided to climb the tor to raise money for Dorothy House because it was basically a continuation of some fundraising I was a part of last year,” said Mrs Wiltshire.
“We held a charity ball in remembrance of some friends we went to school with who have sadly lost their lives.
“It was a wonderful thing to be a part of, and the boys climbing the tor was a follow-on from that to keep the money coming in for the hospice.
“They really did enjoy the day – Noah ran all the way up and then all the way down again, and I was a bit worried he’d topple over.
“They were very excited that they had raised so much money for charity too.
“My eldest, Dylan, has Asperger’s, and it really gave him something to be able to help other people, which was lovely.”
Mrs Wiltshire said she is hoping her children will be able to present a cheque to the hospice.
“We had a Justgiving page, and the hospice has been given all the money from that, but it would be nice for the boys to present them with a cheque too if we could,” she said.
“When we climbed the tor, the boys’ grandmother came too, so it was a really nice family event to raise money for a wonderful cause.”
Although the family only set a £50 target, they have raised more than £200, and Mrs Wiltshire said she is delighted by the support.
“People have been so generous,” she said.