A KEIGHLEY Cougars player has completed a mountain climbing challenge to raise funds for a hospital.

Aaron Levy was part of a group which scaled Scafell Pike, located in the Lake District, the highest mountain in England, at an elevation of 978 metres above sea level.

The mountain climbing group is raising funds for the charity Neurocare, Neurocare support and fund the Neurology wards across the hospitals in Sheffield. The group’s total now stands at more than £4,700.


This was to mark a year since Amy Wrigglesworth had a series of surgeries at Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield. She initially went to the hospital to have a planned to have due to suffering with a neurological condition called Trigeminal Neuralgia since she was a teenager.

But she experienced a series of complications following this original operation, including being placed in an induced coma for five days, with three more surgeries required.

Now, a year on, Amy has regained the ability to speak fluently, walk and physically exercise and organised the fundraising to thank the hospital on the first anniversary of her surgeries.

Cougars tweeted confirmation their star had completed the challenge, alongside a picture of him at the summit. The club posted: “Aaron Levy swapped tackling the opposition for tacking mountains yesterday! Azza and his group raised £4,500 climbing Scafell Pike, a superb effort!”

Go to justgiving.com/fundraising/amy-wrigglesworth1 to make a donation.