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Windlesham pupil to take on the Atlas Mountains for charity

PUBLISHED: 15:09 13 May 2019 | UPDATED: 10:01 15 May 2019

Windlesham House School Year 6 pupil Aston is taking on a huge challenge all in the name of charity

At the end of May, Aston and one of his climbing coaches will be attempting to reach the summit of the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. The 2 day trek will take him through this long mountain range that separates the Atlantic Coast from the Sahara desert to the highest peak Jebel Toubkal at 4067 metres.

Aston is in safe hands as his family and climbing club have organised everything and will be with him all the way.

Aston is raising funds for an organisation that is very close to his heart, The Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity.

He says he decided to undertake this challenge to reflect the many difficult steps children with neurodiversity undertake in their learning journey and on behalf of those who are struggling without the support they need.

He also wanted to acknowledge the support provided by the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity, particularly the inspiration from Ginny his tutor at the charity, and his first climbing coach and expedition leader Jack, both of whom have had a life changing impact on Aston, his family and many others.

To read more about Aston's summit attempt and to support him, click here.

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