Banbury father to take on Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to benefit charity helping newborn babies
New father taking on Three Peaks challenge to help children's charity
Daniel Middleton plans to take on the Three Peaks this weekend with a couple of friends as part of a fundraising challenge to help the charity, SSNAP (Supporting the Sick Newborn and their Parents,) which is based at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
Daniel is taking on the challenge tomorrow, Saturday September 5, with several childhood friends, Andy, Floyd, Scott and Sam. He chose charity SSNAP charity because he became a new father during lockdown.
Daniel said: "Our son Evan James Middleton was born on the 25th June this year, six weeks before his due date. Despite being born six weeks early, he was still a very healthy 6 pounds.
"By doing this challenge we hope to raise some money to give something back to the charity SNAPP who help so many parents during challenging times."
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Anyone who would like to contribute to Daniel's fundraising challenge can use the following JustGiving web link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/daniel-middleton5
SSNAP (Supporting the Sick Newborn and their Parents) is an independent charity based at John Radcliffe Hospital, which supports the Newborn Care Unit and provides emotional and practical support to parents via their Family Care Team. They are committed to helping parents overcome practical barriers that mean they can't be with their baby.
The Yorkshire Three Peaks route is 24 miles (38.6km) and includes a 5,200 foot ascent.
The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, usually in this order, and in under 12 hours. These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Daniel added: "I know that any donation will be gratefully received, and that many families will directly benefit from your kindness.
"I understand that times are tough for all of us with COVID-19, but even if you could make a small donation, it would really go a long way."