Evie Woods
Evie Woods

A seven-year-old girl is to climb Snowdon to raise money for a charity that helps young people who have suffered a life-changing illness or trauma.

Evie Woods, of Collingham, set herself the challenge after taking part in a week of activities organised by a charity, Climbing Out, this summer.

Her father, Mr Marc Woods, a patron of the charity, said Evie wanted to go camping in Wales and so he had taken her with him on one of its five-day outdoor programmes.

They are designed to rebuild confidence and self-esteem among young people, with activities adapted to suit them.

Evie spent her week with a group of young people who have kidney failure and are on dialysis.

“I was trying to give them some confidence so they could do the things we were trying like canoeing and climbing,” she said.

“It was fun and they were amazing. I would never be able to do the things that they did if my kidneys stopped working.” 

'If I raise a million that would be OK too'

Marc said that by the end of the week the youngsters felt they had achieved something.

“They were saying things like — if it wasn’t for Climbing Out I would still be in the head space of I can’t,” Marc said.

After seeing how much the young people got from the experience, Evie decided to help by raising money for the charity.

Her target was £200, which is the cost for one person to take part in activities for a day.

“If I raise a million that would be OK too,” she said.

Evie will be accompanied by her father and mother, Petra, on her challenge, which takes place on Saturday. 

Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of 1,085 metres above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands.

Donations can be made at Evie Woods' JustGiving page