On Saturday 30th September 2023, my Son (aged 11) and I will be hiking up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), the highest mountain in England and Wales, for The Walton Centre's 'Hike Snowdon'. The mountain is 1,085 metres (3,560 ft) above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands. We are doing this to raise funds for Walton Neuro Centre.

We are fundraising for the Walton Centre in memory of Steve McEvoy, who passed away from a brain tumour on 5th December 2010, aged just 55, and Sue Abbott, who also passed away from a brain tumour on 6th May 2020, aged just 54.

Steve had some treatment at Walton, and at Clatterbridge, for a glioblastoma. We have been fundraising since as 'SMART' (Steven McEvoy Always Remembered and Treasured), for both The Walton Centre and The Brain Tumour Charity (formerly Brain Tumour UK). We have held charity fundraiser nights and sports tournaments, done skydives, and twilight walks, ran marathons (there will be more marathons!)... We have worked with the Marina Dalglish Appeal to fund an iMRI scanner at Walton, with a £10K donation from us.

To date, we have raised over £20k in total.

We aim to raise awareness of brain tumours and also to raise funds for new research and treatments. The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery is one of the leading neurology and neurosurgery centres in Europe and provides care and treatment for a wide range of neurological disorders and conditions, including brain tumours. Steve had some treatment at Walton, local to us here in Liverpool, and we have forged a great relationship with the fundraising team there.

My Son is also fundraising with me and his fundraising page is here. Laurence McEvoy