Final fundraising push for Chesterfield parents before they scale Ben Nevis in memory of baby daughter

A Chesterfield couple set to scale Ben Nevis in memory of their baby daughter have asked for a 'final push' in reaching their fundraising target.

Wednesday, 26th June 2019, 4:43 pm
Sharon and Darren Morrell.

Sharon and Darren Morrell will climb the UK's highest mountain to mark what would have been the 10th birthday of their daughter, Summer.

The much-loved tot was born with Down's Syndrome and a hole in the heart, and died of endocartitis when she was just nine-months-old.

The money raised will benefit Chesterfield Royal Hospital's Nightingale Ward, where Summer received 'amazing' care by dedicated staff.

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Summer Morrell was just nine-months-old when she lost her life.

The couple want to reach their £1,000 target before they make the climb on Saturday, July 20, but donations have stalled.

Sharon said: "I don't want to use the word desperate, but we're very much eager to reach our goal before we go.

"It would be a huge incentive that would get us to top of Ben Nevis with a smile on our faces. Every penny counts. It's such an amazing cause."

Darren added: "If every Derbyshire Times reader donated just 10p we'd easily reach our target. No amount is too little."