A little girl spent her 10th birthday and Mother’s Day conquering the Eiffel Tower’s 704 steps to raise money for a charity which supports women afflicted with the same condition her mum suffered from during both of her pregnancies.
Sophie Taylor, from Frodsham, decided she wanted to climb to the iconic landmark’s second platform to highlight intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) rather than have a birthday party.
ICP increases the risks of premature labour, foetal distress and stillbirth and is typified by intense itching without the presence of a rash.
The kind-hearted youngster raised £375 for ICP Support and celebrated by taking the lift to the top of the tower – the only way it can be accessed by the public – and tucking into a birthday cake.
Sophie, who wants to thank everyone who sponsored her, said: “It felt amazing to do the climb for charity.”
Sophie’s mum Kelly Taylor, 39, said: “It’s been a fantastic opportunity for Sophie to take on this challenge.
“She has enjoyed every aspect of the journey, from the planning, to the climb itself and of course being able to help raise awareness of ICP, as well as raise a significant amount of sponsorship for the charity.
“We are really proud of her achievement and commitment in taking on this challenge.”