Ben Nevis Climb for Scope
1486. Caeden Thomson
Caeden Thomson, aged 7, from Corby, has cerebral palsy and recently completed a climb up Ben Nevis, despite his parents being told he would never walk, raising funds for disability charity ‘Scope’.
Caeden wanted to take on the challenge as a way of giving back to the charity and to his local NHS trust for the support and treatments he has received since he was born 12 weeks premature, including having undergone intense physiotherapy, speech and language therapy and hydrotherapy.
In a personal letter to Caeden, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:
“Your wonderful fundraising efforts for ‘Scope’ will help so many people.
“Also, by climbing Ben Nevis, you have inspired the nation and shown us the great British spirit of making the impossible possible.
“On behalf of the whole country, I would like to thank you and recognise you as the UK’s 1486th Point of Light. Congratulations!”
“Thank you very much! I can’t believe it. Everyday it is hard, but don’t be sad, don’t be scared and try, try, try again.”