A REDNAL grandmother has walked the width of Snowdonia to raise money for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital who saved her grandson’s life.
Sally Beckett, of Gannow Walk, took part in hospital’s Star Appeal after her grandson Charlie had open heart surgery at just 13-days-old. The campaign has been set up to raise £3.6million for a centre for children with rare diseases.
The 65-year-old has previously raised thousands of pounds for the cause which she said ‘is securing a legacy for future generations’.
“Without them Charlie wouldn’t be here today. He is seven-years-old now and quite a cheeky little thing.
“He had a heart bypass during surgery to repair a hole in his heart and he has gone back to the hospital several times since and they have just been fantastic.
“This is the only real place for children to go in the country and it has to be kept going.
“This is just my way of saying thank you and giving back to them for everything they have done and secure the legacy for future generation who without it might not live.”
Sally set off with more than 90 others and three coaches travelled to Snowdonia at 10.30am on Saturday. They then walked up to the summit and returned to the bottom of the mountain about 4pm before returning to Birmingham for 8pm.
She said: “We were led by a member of the Welsh Fusiliers who was fantastic and thankfully it was not too hot.
“Since I got back people have been coming up to me asking me how I got on and I would like to thank everyone who has supported me and this Birmingham Children’s Hospital fund-raiser.”
Sally has raised £375 so far. Visit www.justgiving.com/Sally-Beckett1 to boost her coffers further.
The total for the group which undertook the feat is now well over £20,000.