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Josh becomes charity Children's Champion

Joshua (Year 7) has been selected as one of only 4 children to represent Oscar’s Paediatric Brain Tumour Charity as their Children’s Champion. 

Oscar's was set up in 2014 when close friends of Joshua's family lost their 9 year old son Oscar to a brain tumour. They wanted to not only support children with brain tumours and their families, but also raise awareness and fund pioneering research. Since then, both Oscar’s dad, and his 5 year old brother have also died of brain tumours. Joshua has raised £25,000 so far over the past 7 years. He started supporting the charity at 5 when he tackled Snowdon and since then has done many other challenges including Ben Nevis at 9 and last year the Yorkshire 3 Peaks, with nearly 100 people setting off, he was the only child that managed to complete the 3rd peak (the weather conditions were horrendous!).

Next weekend he will be taking on the next challenge and covering the Edale Skyline, over 20 miles and 7 peaks. He will be joined by over 60 other people including his cousin Oli (from Junior School) and his 9 year old sister and 6 year old brother.  Quite the challenge for them all!