6 Year Old Elliot climbs his way to Young Fundraiser of the Year at Candlelighters Awards!

Elliot’s fundraising journey started back in January 2019 when he decided that he wanted to raise money for poorly children to help them and their families. Elliot, aged 6, had already fundraised for other charities but we were super delighted and excited to hear that Elliott wanted to support Candlelighters and his fundraising isn’t for the faint hearted.

After some super tough training, (4 mountain climbs over 3000ft to be precise), on April 28th 2019, Elliot joined his dad Richard along with friends and family at the foot of Scafell Pike. 3,209ft high the mountain is the equivalent of 802 Elliot’s height! Elliot reached the summit to find snow and temperatures as low as -15C! He completed it all with a smile on his face and refused to stop even when adults around him turned back.

And it doesn’t stop there! Elliot is so amazing he has already started organising his next challenge for 2020, Ben Nevis!!! Ben Nevis sits at 4,411 ft high and is the equivalent of over 1000 Elliot’s which is absolutely phenomenal! His training has already started and if you would like to support Elliot please keep an eye out for his just giving page early next year.

Alongside this, Elliot has always been a huge Ant Middleton fan and his recent challenge resulted in Ant leaving him a voicemail! Even better, Elliot got to meet his hero who remembered him for his challenge and gave him an autograph on his Scafell summit photo! Elliot you will be giving Ant a run for his money soon with all your amazing challenges!

To top his fundraising year off on the 13th September 2019 Elliot was nominated for and WON the Candlelighters Young Fundraiser Award!!!

“Elliot is a true inspiration to so many fundraisers and people. His challenges are absolutely phenomenal and the amount he has raised is incredible! It has been a pleasure to have met and supported you through your 2019 fundraising and I can’t wait for what’s to come in 2020” Chloe, Candlelighters.

Richard Gunn, Elliot’s dad said “I’m immensely proud of Elliot and I’m equally proud that he’s raised money for such an amazing charity, with wonderful people that make it what it is. It’s been a humbling experience and he’ll be back in the New Year.”

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