A SUPERHERO scaled new heights in honour of the terminally ill children his charity Matt’s Mission has helped over the years.
Matt Denning, who is usually seen dressed as Captain America outside of Game in Solihull, climbed north Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Toubkal, and raised over £3,200 to give sick children and their families the chance to have some respite.
Mount Toubkal, is situated 40 miles from Marrakech in Morocco, and is the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains standing at 13,671 feet.
Matt said: “The trek was tough, I never did any training and not mountain climbed in four years, I had the tshirt with me with over 25 of the children that have passed away so they kept me going.
“On the last day, when we reached the summit, we had to climb 6,000 feet to get to the support and then back down to camp and then another walk to end the trek.
“Knowing the funds raised for doing it would be helping so many sick children made it worth while.”
The funds raised on this adventure have been split between sending a terminally ill boy to Lapland with his family over Christmas and paying off the charities adapted holiday home in Skegness which will provide free respite to sick and disabled children and there families
Matt said: “The lad came to our sensory hub at Bouncing Bears Daycare Nursery School Road in Yardley Wood and was so excited when I told him, I played a Santa video on the speaker that I made and he had the biggest smile, that is what Matt’s Mission Children’s Charity is all about, making smiles glow.”
Matt started up the charity in 2011 after his Grandad was diagnosed with cancer he raised funds for the hospital and met a sick child and he continues to support sick children almost nine years later.
From his most recent collections Matt has been kindly donated £1,600 which he has been used to buy presents for the 12 children being taken to Disney Land and Lapland and for the elf visits to sick children he and trustee will be carrying out over Christmas.
Since June 2015 Matt has collect more than £35,000.
Lapland and Disney Land have been completed during the past three years as well as lots of toys and equipment for visits to sick children in hospital and hospices and special needs schools over the years, funds have also helped to pay the majority of the charities Holiday Home off.
The charity is always looking for volunteers and sponsors and appreciate all donations, for more email [email protected]