Matthew’s mammoth walk

Matthew Tyrrell, who is walking the three peaks challenge for the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice.
Matthew Tyrrell, who is walking the three peaks challenge for the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice.

Eleven-year-old Matthew Tyrrell is preparing for a mammoth challenge, walking the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

Matthew, who lives in the Bonegate Road area of Brighouse, asked to do the 24-miles walk in order to raise funds for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.

Matthew Tyrrell, who is walking the three peaks challenge for the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice.

Matthew Tyrrell, who is walking the three peaks challenge for the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice.

His mum Learna said she was extremely proud of him. “He wanted to do it for himself but I suggested it might be nice if he did it for a charity and he chose the Forget Me Not, just to help the children he said.”

Learna said he has already walked two of the peaks on separate days but wanted to do all three. “I completed the challenge three years ago and he wanted to do it with me then. Now he is a bit older everyone thinks he will do well.”

Although an exact date has not been set, Matthew, is hoping to complete the walk at the end of June. “We have just bought him his first walking boots so he will need to walk them in first. We go walking together as a family so we will do a few walks to prepare him for this task,” she said.

“I will be chuffed if he does complete even half way. But I am just happy that he is doing it and that he is determined to complete it. It is a big thing for him. He is so excited about it.”

To sponsor him visit http://www.justgiving.co.uk/learna-shaw1