11-Year-Old Ivan Takes on Scafell Pike Challenge to Support The Brick

Ivan Mather, an 11-year-old student from Wood Fold Primary School, has successfully climbed Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain, to raise funds for The Brick.


Inspired by what he learned about the charity in school, Ivan embarked on this challenging journey to support those facing homelessness, financial hardship, or crisis.


Ivan’s climb was not only a personal achievement but also a testament to his commitment to making a difference in his community.


Despite not being particularly sporty, Ivan was determined to take on this challenge to support The Brick. He and his dad often go walking, but this climb was a significant test of his endurance and dedication.


Ivan shared: “I wanted to climb Scafell as I thought it would be fun and very challenging—which it was! I wanted to help The Brick because they help people with furniture and shelter, which I think is very important.”


Jessica Mather, Ivan’s mother, expressed her pride: “Ivan has always been a thoughtful and sensitive soul who hates to see people upset or less advantaged. We are so proud of him for picking something so challenging to benefit others.”


Keely Dalfen, CEO of The Brick, stated: “We are incredibly inspired by Ivan’s determination and generosity. His efforts not only raise vital funds for our services but also bring awareness to the challenges faced by those we support. It’s actions like Ivan’s that highlight the power of community spirit and the impact one person can make.”


Ivan’s adventure doesn’t end here. He plans to climb Snowden at the end of his summer holidays to continue raising money for The Brick.


Donations to support Ivan’s efforts and The Brick can be made through his JustGiving page: Ivan’s Just Giving page