TWO kind-hearted Stourbridge siblings have set themselves big challenges to help raise cash for Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Five-year-old Hollie Shuttleworth will walk 14 miles from her home in Stourbridge to Birmingham Children's Hospital on Thursday April 18; and on Thursday May 2 her big sister Imogen, aged nine, will cycle 35 miles from Worcester to Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Proud mum Sam Shuttleworth said: "These are big challenges for little legs but the girls are determined to succeed to raise vital funds for the hospital as Hollie was cared for there as a baby and has undergone two surgeries there.

"We are looking for people to donate but also for support along the way on the big days."

To sponsor the girls and help give their adventurous fundraising endeavours a boost go to

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Hollie was admitted to Birmingham Children's Hospital at just five weeks old for surgery on her stomach. She also had another operation at the hospital having developed a cyst on her tongue when she was two and her mum said: "She is fully better now but we as a family love to support the fantastic work the hospital does.

"Imogen has undertaken challenges for the last three years raising money for the hospital and this year is no exception."

People can also read about their training ahead of the challenges on Facebook.

Imogen, a pupil at St James Primary School in Wollaston and a member of Stourbridge Ultimate Trampoline Club, hiked up Mount Snowdon with her dad in 2017 in aid of the hospital.

She also previously completed a night run and was recognised as one of the hospital's young fundraisers of the year in 2017, and last year she did a 120-foot abseil.

In total she has raised around £6,000 for the cause.