Leanne peaks to raise funds for Children’s Appeal

Children’s Ward manager Leanne Ratcliffe reached her peak at the weekend – the summit of Mount Snowdon – to raise £405 for Lancashire Teaching Hospital Charity’s £1 million Children’s Appeal.

Keen rambler Leanne, who is mum to two boys aged 12 and 14, has worked in her role at the Royal Preston Hospital for the last three and a half years so the appeal, which is fundraising for a whole shopping list of items to make not only the Children’s Ward but also paediatric outpatients more comfortable for the annual 10,000 young patients, their parents and carers who visit, is a cause close to her heart.

Leanne made her ascent via the Pyg Track with partner Colin Hobson and friends Victoria Markham-Halliwell, Simon Anderton and Anthony Cordey. It took the group, which regularly gets together to walk the Wainwrights, a group of 214 Lake District fells, 2 hours, 45 mins to reach the top and 2 hours to descend via the Miners’ Track. Leanne said: “I had been up Snowdon once before but on the mountain train so it was a new experience for me.

“My target was to raise £200 for the appeal so to have doubled it is fantastic and I am very grateful to everyone who supported me.”

Leanne, who is intending to climb Ben Nevis next year for the appeal, raised donations via a Just Giving page at Leanne ratcliffe is fundraising for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity (justgiving.com)

To watch a video explaining the Children’s Appeal, become involved or make a donation, click here