Calday student to tackle gruelling Welsh 3000s Challenge for charity

An ambitious A-level student from Calday Grange Grammar School, Leo Ferdenzi, along with his brother and two friends, are setting their sights on conquering the formidable Welsh 3000s Challenge to raise vital funds for the Neuro Therapy Centre in Saltney.

Since September 2023, Leo has been volunteering at the Neuro Therapy Centre, a facility dedicated to providing support and rehabilitation to individuals with neurological conditions and their families.

His experiences at the centre have profoundly impacted him, fueling his commitment to raise funds and awareness for the invaluable services the Centre offers.

On 1 June, Leo, alongside his brother Tom Ferdenzi, a Calday Grange alumnus, Noah Cambridge, another alumnus, and Tim Cannam, Head Boy, will attempt to summit all 14 peaks over 3000 feet in Snowdonia within 24 hours, without using any form of transport.

Covering over 30 miles, including strenuous ascents and technical descents, the Welsh 3000s is renowned as one of the UK’s toughest mountain challenges.

Leo states, “Volunteering at the Neuro Therapy Centre has opened my eyes to the daily challenges faced by those living with neurological conditions. It’s an honour to support such a pivotal institution that positively impacts so many lives. We’ve been training rigorously to prepare for this challenge and are committed to doing our best.”

The team eagerly seeks community support through sponsorships and donations to aid their effort in supporting the Neuro Therapy Centre.

Contributions to this cause can be made via their dedicated fundraising page. Each donation directly supports the centre’s ability to provide essential services to those in need.

Donate and support Leo’s challenge at: https://www.neurotherapycentre.org/donate/the-14-peaks-of-snowdonia-welsh-3000s

Why not follow birkenhead.news on Facebook, Twitter, and Threads? You can also send story ideas or letters to the editor to news@birkenhead.news