Derbyshire youngsters conquer Ben Nevis for NSPCC

Two Derbyshire youngsters have scaled Ben Nevis in aid of the NSPCC.

Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 11:18 am
Updated Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 11:35 am

Nine-year-old Konnal Monk, a pupil at Castle View Primary School in Matlock, and his 10-year-old cousin Sapphire Monk, who attends Grassmoor Primary School, have climbed Scotland’s iconic mountain.

Konnal’s mum Amanda also took part in the challenge alongside her parents Tracey and Paul.

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Konnal and Sapphire Monk have conquered Ben Nevis. Pictures by Paul Monk.
Konnal and Sapphire Monk have conquered Ben Nevis. Pictures by Paul Monk.

They have currently raised more than £1,000 for the NSPCC and hope to raise even more donations.

Amanda said: “It was so so tough but the kids were incredible.

“This is something so close to us all – I'm just so so proud.

“Both of them have been through difficult times in life but it’s the compassion and empathy that they show that really shines out.

Well done all!

“I think the world needs a bit more of this and these two youngsters are definitely showing it.”

On their JustGiving page, the children said they were raising money for the NSPCC as every youngster ‘deserves to grow up with love’.

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Sapphire and Konnal with his mum Amanda and her parents Tracey and Paul.
The summit of Ben Nevis.