Top of the World


Over 100 people crowded into the Institute Lecture Hall at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool to attend the “Top of the World” event organised by So the Child May Live and Alder Hey. The highlight of the evening was the illustrated talk by Caradoc Jones, the first Welshman to have climbed to the top of Mount Everest, who gave a brilliant account of it. There were also a sale of Nepalese goods and some great Nepalese food and dances by children and young people from the Nepalese community living here, introduced by Shambhu Acharya of HExN (Health Exchange Nepal).

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The evening was introduced and led by Professor Barry Pizer, Senior Oncologist at the Alder Hey, who has been to Nepal many times to help develop services at the Kanti Children’s Hospital in Kathmandu. Louise Shepherd, Chief Executive of Alder Hey, spoke to welcome everyone and say how proud the hospital was to be able to help children in Nepal. Everton Football Club donated a signed T-shirt to be raffled, and there was a sale of Nepalese pashmina shawls and bags.

It was a great evening and one enjoyed by everyone who came. All the money raised will be going to help save children in Nepal.