7-year-old girl raises almost £10,000 for Alder Hey Children's Hospital

Poppy-Mae at Alder Hey Children's Hospital. Credit: Sharon Jones

A seven-year-old girl has raised more than ten-thousand pounds for Alder Hey Children's Hospital where she's been treated for a bowel condition.

Poppy-Mae Louise Jones, from Ellesmere Port, was supposed to climb Snowdonia but because of lockdown, climbed the equivalent of her stairs at home.

The climb was almost 25,000 steps or the equivalent of going up and down her stairs nearly a thousand times.


Poppy suffers from a chronic bowel condition and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder, which gives her joint and muscle pain as well as headaches and chronic fatigue.

In March she had her large colon removed, which her mum said was really hard for her as she could have no visitors during her stay in hospital.

She completed her climb just two months after her operation and has now been recognised by the Pride of Britain for her efforts.