Written by on September 6, 2019

A fearsome group of Beardy Hikers will take on the Three Peaks Challenge this weekend as they look to raise funds for local charity Friends of Bright Eyes.

Bilal Hussain is one of the twenty-strong group attempting the 24-hour feat of climbing the three highest mountains in the United Kingdom when they set off on Saturday 7 September.

He is a long-standing supporter of the charity which supports children with special needs ever since losing his own brother Hassan Ali Hussain twenty years ago.

“Born a normal, bubbly and happy child, a freak accident at the age of 2 left Hassan severely brain damaged before his untimely death in 1999 at the tender age of 14,” said Bilal.

“Having first-hand experience, we understand the vital need for respite care for children with disabilities.

“The £20,000 the group have pledged will go a huge way towards a much-needed dedicated disability centre for children and young adults.”

The charity has been supporting children with disabilities since 1994, but has always lacked a base from which to operate from.

A centre will enable the charity to provide more fundamental care and services required for all types of disabilities in Luton and its surrounding areas.

Bilal added: “FOBE provides such a great service for families in our town. We ask everyone to donate as generously as possible to this cause.”

You can donate towards the cause by clicking on the link below.

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