A 15-year-old boy from Grangemoor is walking to the summit of Snowden from Runcorn to raise money for Halton Haven Hospice.

The event, Summit To Do, organised by Paddy Miller, will be a 72.4 mile long walk.

The walk will take place over four days from Wednesday 14 April to Saturday 17 April.

For the first three days, Paddy and his family who are joining him will walk twenty miles each day, staying overnight.

On the final day, they will walk up Snowden, finishing their 72.4 miles.

Paddy has been going on a lot of walks to prepare for the challenge and so far, has raised £290, surpassing his target of £100.

Paddy’s Grandad, Graham Miller, will be cycling the 72.4 miles and walking up Snowden in just one day.

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The 64-year-old will set off from Runcorn on Saturday 17 April and reunite with the walkers at Llanberis at the foot of the mountain for their final journey up to the summit of Snowden.

Paddy, who is a pupil at St Chad’s Catholic and Church of England High School, chose to fundraise for Halton Haven as his Nan was looked after in the Hospice.

He said: ‘‘It is a part of the community and I wanted to help out.

‘‘Halton Haven makes most of its money from fundraising but in 2020 many events could not go ahead.’’ Paddy has invited anyone who is interested to walk or cycle with him or even drive to Snowden then climb the mountain with him and his family.

He added: ‘‘You can also donate, and we can raise a lot of money if we all work together.

‘‘Extra donations and support would mean a lot to me but not as much as they would mean to Halton Haven because throughout the past year they would have struggled because a lot of their money comes from donations and I just want to do my bit for them.’’ To follow Paddy’s challenge or donate, you can visit here: https://gofund.me/0c936c82