Royal Preston Hospital manager scales Mount Snowdon for Children’s Appeal

Posted on - 18th September, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Campaigns, Charities, Fulwood, People, Preston News, Proud Preston, Sharoe Green
Children’s ward manager Leanne Ratcliffe

A Royal Preston Hospital manager has scaled Mount Snowdon to raise funds for the Children’s Appeal.


Children’s ward manager Leanne Ratcliffe reached the summit of Mount Snowdon at the weekend, raising £405 for Lancashire Teaching Hospital Charity’s £1 million Children’s Appeal.

Keen rambler Leanne, a mum to two boys aged 12 and 14, has worked in her role at the Royal Preston Hospital for the last three and a half years.

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The group at the summit

Leanne said: “I had been up Snowdon once before, but on the mountain train, so it was a new experience for me.

“My target was to raise £200 for the appeal, so to have doubled it is fantastic, and I am very grateful to everyone who supported me.”

The appeal involves fundraising for a shopping list of items to make the children’s ward and paediatric outpatients more comfortable for the annual 10,000 young patients, parents and carers who visit.

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Leanne made her ascent via the Pyg Track with partner Colin Hobson and friends Victoria Markham-Halliwell, Simon Anderton and Anthony Cordey.

It took the group, which regularly meet to walk the Wainwrights, a group of 214 Lake District fells, two hours, 45 mins to reach the top and two hours to descend via the Miners’ Track. Leanne intends to climb Ben Nevis next year.

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