Daisy Mason on Mount Snowdon with her parents, Lucy and Adam Mason.

An eight-year-old with quadriplegic cerebral palsy has raised £1,500 after reaching the top of the highest mountain in Wales.

Daisy Mason, of East Winch, “enjoyed every  second” of her 3,560 feet Mount Snowdon quest.

With the help of her dad Adam Mason and his friends carrying her, Daisy and her team took two-and-a-half hours to get to the top last Saturday.

Her mum Lucy Mason said: “It was absolutely amazing. It was one of the best things we have ever done.

“Daisy did not moan once and when we got to the top, she burst into tears with an overwhelming sense of achievement. And she was happy as Larry coming down.”

Mrs Mason paid tribute to her husband and their friends who took turns to carry Daisy in her wheelchair.

She said: “It was hard-going for the chaps to climb it themselves, let alone carrying Daisy as well.

“But her dad did not let go of that chair, he led the way and was the pace-setter at the forefront. The strength he has got – I’m so proud of him.” 

Daisy’s efforts saw her raise around £1,500 for West Norfolk’s Reach for a Star, tripling her original goal of £500.

Her challenge has come one year after she beat cancer. Surgeons removed a 1.5kg tumour from her adrenal gland in the abdominal cavity. But the Gaywood  Primary School pupil was determined to raise funds for the charity which supports children who face life-threatening or terminal medical conditions.

On her Daisy’s Dream Instagram page, with the help of her mum, Daisy updated her followers on her Snowdon challenge.

She said: “I want to say a huge thank you to all the people that helped me and to everyone that donated.”

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