Send us your pictures, video, news and views by texting DST to 80360 or email us
Hotel manager raises £400 for Kyran Richmond, from Chilton, County Durham
A HOTEL manager completed a grueling 90-mile trek to raise money for a nine-year-old boy with a life-limiting condition.
Laurie Simpson spent five days navigating his way through challenging mountain terrain in the Lake District with his brother, Charles, and friend Chris Coughlan, to raise £400 for Kryan Richmond, from Chilton, County Durham, who suffers from a rare neuro-degenerative disorder, Juvenile Batten Disease.
Mr Simpson, who is acting general manager at the Eden Arms Hotel, in Rushyford, County Durham, said his military background as a gunner in the Royal Artillery helped him complete the walk, in August.
The trio were forced to camp on a mountainside one night when poor weather set in and they were unable to descend to their campsite.
He presented the money to Kyran’s family this weekend.
Mr Simpson thanked everyone who had sponsored him and said: “We are quite isolated here, surrounded by a lot of local villages, such as Chilton.
“I thought to myself ‘a local cause is a good cause’.
“My fundraising is only small scale but I hope it will help raise more awareness of this illness.
“There needs to be more research carried out into the condition.”
Comments are closed on this article.