Young Ambassador Ted Is The Pride Of Britain!
Alder Hey’s young charity ambassador Ted McCaffery has won a prestigious Pride of Britain award as Young Fundraiser of the Year.
Ted, 7, from Stockton Heath in Warrington, began planning his fundraising quest just days after undergoing major open heart surgery at Alder Hey. During his stay in hospital, Ted had noticed his TV wasn’t working and told his mum Jo he wanted to raise money so other children could have a TV to watch after he had left.
Only a short time after leaving hospital, an exhausted Ted raised over £1,000 competing in a mini-triathlon involving scootering, cycling and running. Since that day, he has continued to raise thousands of pounds for Alder Hey Children’s Charity and one year on, Ted has recently completed his second scootathlon feeling much stronger!
Alder Hey nominated a number of staff and patients in the Pride of Britain Awards, and Alder Hey Children’s Charity nominated all its young ambassadors in the fundraising category. Clare White, Director of Charities said: “We are all incredibly proud and delighted that Ted has won a Pride of Britain Award. Last year we asked Ted to be one of our Young Ambassadors because of everything he has done to support the Charity.
He is always trying to think of new ways he can help raise money for our new hospital and make things better for other children who come to Alder Hey. He is a true inspiration and a more than worthy winner of such a prestigious award.”
Watch Ted at the Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards on Tuesday 8 October, from 8pm