Hospital staff tackle Three Peaks for Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal
A team of 13 hospital staff will be tackling the three highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales in just 24-hours to raise money for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal.
The staff work across the hospital in a range of different departments, brought together by the hospitals Leadership Programme. They will be attempting the Three Peaks Challenge on 12th-13th June 2014.
They will climb over 11,000 feet and walk over 26 miles while scaling the summits of Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and Snowdon.
Money raised will go towards the hospital charitys main Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal which will help local cancer patients with new facilities and equipment.
Hannah Fraser, one of the intrepid team, who is 23 and working in Clinical Improvement, decided to tackle the Three Peaks because it will push the boundaries of determination and endurance, both as individuals and as a team.
Hannah said: I think the team will motivate each other to achieve our goal to help patients through fundraising.
Everyone has made a huge effort so far with their training and were sure it will be an amazing experience. We are aiming to raise at least £2000 for our hospital charity which will benefit our patients.”
Louise Cook, Fundraising Manager said, This is a really exciting challenge for the team and I wish them the best of luck it really shows the commitment of our staff to the charity and how much they care. Lets hope all the hard training pays off and they succeed in their quest.”
For further information about NNUH and to find out how to support the charity, please call 01603 287107 or visit www.nnuh.nhs.uk. To sponsor the challenge, go to: www.justgiving.com/NNUH3peaks or text 70070, followed by NNUH89, followed by £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10.