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TOUGH TASK: Croxley brothers climb Ben Nevis and Snowdon at home to fundraise for NSPCC

 Published on: 11th June 2020   |   By: Geraint Roberts   |   Category: Uncategorized

Two twin brothers from Croxley Green took part in the NSPCC’s Big Climb at the start of June and managed to raise £700 for the charity.

Alfie and Archie Jackson, both 13, were signed up to do the challenge by their mother, Jacqueline, after seeing that the charity had experienced a huge surge in calls during the lockdown period. 

They worked out that they would need to climb their stairs 418 times to reach the equivalent distance of Mount Snowdon, but even managed to a bit further and do it 100 more times, to reach the equivalent of Ben Nevis. 

Jacqueline said: “It was hard for them, but they certainly felt the benefit of their daily PE sessions with Joe Wicks on YouTube. 

“All of our friends and neighbours really got behind them and by the end of the day they had raised a massive £700 against their original target of £150 – they even got the support of Ant Middleton.”

Both Alfie and Archie, who go to school at Watford Boys Grammar School, completed the challenge in just under three hours and were pushed on by the amount of money they were able to raise for the NSPCC.

Jacqueline added: “They are really proud of themselves and we all want to thank everyone who sponsored them. The money they have raised will fund Childline counsellors to take calls from nearly 175 more children.”

You can donate to the fundraiser by heading to justgiving.com/fundraising/alfie-archie-bigclimb-2020

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