Kelsall ’s Alex Staniforth inspired pupils from the village primary school to follow in his fundraising footsteps to raise more than £750 for good causes.

After learning all about Nepal and the Himalayas, Year 4 at Kelsall Primary School had a special visit from 20-year-old Alex, a steadfast charity fundraiser who made two attempts to conquer Everest, before admitting defeat in the wake of two tragedies during his time there.

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Alex spoke to the children about his expeditions in the Himalayas and life in Nepal, and inspired them so much they wanted to join Alex in raising money for those affected by this year’s Nepal earthquake, by climbing their own ‘Everest’ - Moel Famau.

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They asked their friends and family to sponsor them in the climb, which was accompanied by North East Wales Search and Rescue, and raised over £750 for Himalayan Trust UK, having great fun in the process.

When the children were asked about their charity attempt they said: “We raised over £750 and had a really fun day so we think it was well worth it. It is amazing that a Year 4 class can raise such a lot of money by having fun walking up Moel Famau.”