Team of healthcare professionals from Renacres Hospital raise £3510 for hospital charity Queenscourt Hospice by undertaking the National Three Peaks challenge.
In May a team of healthcare professionals and doctors from the hospital set off to complete the National 3 Peaks Challenge in aid of the hospital’s chosen 2019 charity Queenscourt Hospice. The team consisted of Charge Nurse Alex Birch , ODP Helen Price, Orthopaedic Surgeon Matt Cartwright-Terry, Anaesthetists Dr Jim Hammond and Dr Adrian Head-Rapson and Community Mental Health Nurse Maggie Marshall. Jo Herring, from the Renacres Bookings Team showed her support by driving the mini bus on the 1000 mile round trip on this 24 hour whistle-stop tour of the UK.
Firstly the team travelled up to the beautiful Glencoe Valley region in the Highlands of Scotland to tackle Ben Nevis - a gruelling climb culminating in a walk up a steep snow covered slope to reach the summit.
They then drove down to the most westerly lake in the Lake District to climb Scafell Pike. Arriving at 4am and feeling tired with the weather against them, tackling thick fog and rain from around half way up until they reached the summit.
Finally they made their way to Mount Snowdon in Snowdonia, North Wales where they started their final climb, reaching the freezing cold summit just as the clouds parted to reveal a beautiful view of the Welsh landscape.
In just over 24 hours the team reached the bottom of the mountain completing the National 3 Peaks Challenge……. raising an impressive £3510 for Queenscourt Hospice Alex Birch , Charge Nurse at Renacres Hospital, who organised the trip said: “ I would like to thank the team for their time and dedication to this challenge, the amount we have raised for Queenscourt Hospitce is fantastic and we couldn’t have achieved that without the generous donations from our families, colleagues and the hospital’s patients. Renacres Hospital is committed to charitable giving and I am so proud of what we have achieved”