Next month, I will attempt to climb to the summit of Mont Blanc - the highest mountain in the Alps - to raise money for the planned Cambridge Children's Hospital.
Incredibly, East Anglia remains the only part of England that doesn't have a dedicated hospital for children. So, there is a pressing need for a new hospital to serve the region.
The team behind the Cambridge Children's Hospital have an inspiring vision, not just creating a new children's hospital, but of creating a world-class research centre that brings together the treatment of mental and physical health for children.
As the biggest centre of genomic research in the world, Cambridge is perfectly placed to combine the treatment and research to find new cures for rare diseases. The design and purpose of the project is to treat both the physical and mental health of children, and the impact of child illness on their families.
As Health Secretary, I got the ball rolling and gave the initial funding of £100m to the project, but to fulfil the cutting-edge vision of its founders, the hospital needs to double that level of support.
Every penny I receive from doing this challenge will go towards supporting children's care at Cambridge University Hospital and in time, provide the most compassionate support modern medical science has to offer for children in need of care.
I hope you can give generously and follow me on my trip up the mountain: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Matt-Hancock-Climbs-Mont-Blanc
For more information on Cambridge Children's Hospital please visit: www.cambridgechildrens.org.uk
As the hospital's fundraising charity, ACT will be launching lots of fund public funding activity for the new hospital. If you want to keep up to date, please visit www.helpyourhospital.co.uk