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Forget Peaky Blinders, these 'Peaky Climbers' are on a charity mission

Words by Abi Scaife

‘The Peaky Climbers’ are fundraising for a charity close to their hearts.

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Eight Leicestershire heroes, known as The Peaky Climbers, are prepping for their big fundraising challenge - the Three Peaks Challenge, in support of children’s health service and research charity Young Epilepsy.

Started by Jozef Michalska, The Peaky Climbers is a local family led fundraising group set up for their eight-year-old daughter Konni.

Until earlier this year, Konni would suffer from up to 50 seizures every single day - thanks to groundbreaking brain surgery, she is now 12 weeks free of seizures.

That’s incredible.

It really is! Konni has raised over £5,500 for Young Epilepsy alone, recently braving the big shave, which also saw her donate her hair to the Little Princess Trust.

The whole family is committed to giving back, particularly to Young Epilepsy, thanks to the unwavering support they have received over the years. As The Peaky Climbers go on to prepare for their Three Peaks in 24 hours challenge, they are raising all the money they can for their chosen charity.

If you want to support The Peaky Climbers and Young Epilepsy, you can donate to their Just Giving page. If you want to donate to Young Epilepsy directly, volunteer or set up your own fundraiser, you can do so on the Young Epilepsy website.

This article aligns with the UN SDGs Good Health and Wellbeing, Partnership for the Goals.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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