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Year 8 student completes Everest Challenge


Year 8 Gordano School student, Cian Redman, set his sights high by climbing thousands of metres to raise money for Children's Hospice South West (CHSW). 

Cian set himself a challenge to climb the hight of Mount Everest back in November and after 3 months has achieved his mission by climbing a total of 8,849 metres. Along the way he has been supported by friends, family, and members of his rugby team - Gordano Sharks u13s.

Cian took on his final climb during the half-term break by scaling Pen Y Fan and Snowdon to complete the height target. His friends and fellow Gordano students, Xander Walsh and Zak Howells, joined him for the assent of Snowdon. 

Cian said: “I’ve loved every minute of it, and it’s been great to explore new places with friends and family. Thanks to everyone that joined me on the climbs or made a donation. I’m sad it’s all over - time to plan the next challenge!”

Cian and his friends have already raised over £2,000 including gift aid contributions. 

Emma Parker, CHSW Area Fundraiser, said: “What an absolute star Cian is! Not only did he come up with such an incredible challenge, but he was accompanied by friends and family in reaching the height-equivalent of Mount Everest. We’d like to thank the community for their generous donations which will make a significant difference to the children and families we support.” 

Cian’s fundraising page is still live and you can donate Here