Sir Tom Moore became a media star last year when he raised £33million for charity by walking laps of his garden to celebrate his 100th birthday.
The nation mourned this national hero when he passed away on 2 February this year, but his fundraising legacy lives on and Sir Tom Moore’s daughter has set the ‘100 Challenge’ on what would have been his 101st Birthday on Saturday 1 May.
Schoolboy Henry Pask has taken up the challenge and will be skiing 100 runs on the slope at Brentwood Park Ski and Snowboarding Centre.
Henry is raising money for his chosen charity, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital (GOSH). The London hospital helped change his life when after a difficult birth he suffered from a Sternomastoid Tumour on his neck, Erb’s Palsy, and a broken left arm, the combination of which caused many other complications.
Henry underwent more surgery in March 2012, which was a success, but he still has ongoing major physiotherapy.
In January 2018 a family friend, Garedd Gardner, introduced Henry to skiing at Brentwood Park and he was soon hooked. Two years ago, he was invited to join the Essex Ski racing Club.
Henry said: “Brentwood Ski Centre has been such a warm and welcoming place. Forming new friendships and achieving my skiing skills has helped me mentally and physically so much.
“I have set myself a challenge to do 100 Runs down Brentwood ski slope on Saturday, 1 May, in memory of Sir Captain Tom and to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.”
Every day, hundreds of children and young people from across the UK need help at GOSH. The hospital has always depended on charitable support to give seriously ill children the best chance to fulfil their potential.
Henry said: “Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me, and donations will be passed onto Great Ormond Street Hospital children’s charity. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity’s behalf where the donor is eligible for this.”
To read more about Henry’s story, Great Ormond Street Hospital, and how to donate, CLICK HERE
For more information on Brentwood Park Ski & Snowboarding Centre go to: www.brentwoodskicentre.co.uk
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