Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Triumphant trekkers celebrated raising £70,000 for Peace Hospice Care on an adventurous challenge to the peaks of Peru.

The eighteen strong team followed the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, stepping out through tough terrain to raise funds for the Hospice.

The scenic successful journey will forever be in their memories and their fundraising accomplishment has exceeded all expectations.

Following their return to Watford, the walkers are looking back on their challenge and urging others to get involved with future fundraising adventures for the Hospice.

'It was incredible,' said Alison Callanan from Watford.   'Peace Hospice Care are a brilliant charity who give such a fantastic service and support to the local community.'

Charlotte Wickham from Bushey praised the Hospice for the care her father received before he passed away in the Hospice Inpatient Unit.

Natasha Martins, from Hunton Bridge, added; 'Peace Hospice Care is a charity that is extremely close to my heart and many others. All would agree that the doctors and nurses there are actual angels so it is only right that we try to give something back.'

Pat Harris from Watford added, "After recently recovering from cancer myself, I felt I needed a challenge and wanted to support the Peace Hospice as it offers such amazing care and compassion to everyone who goes there.'

Peace Hospice Care Events Coordinator Claire Lyden said, 'For a group of 18 people to have raised £70,000 is just incredible and we thank every one of them for being part of this tremendous fundraising challenge.'The group was amazing, it was such a hard challenge. You really had to push yourself and be out of your comfort zone. The end is so rewarding.  We truly appreciate everyone's individual effort for the Hospice.'

December 18 is the deadline to sign up for the next Peace Hospice Care challenge to Mount Toubkal and the Sahara Desert.

The Moroccan adventure, which will run from 1 to 9 March, is open to anyone with a general fitness level. You will need to raise £1,980 and will have support on the run-up to the trip with regular meetings, socials and pre-walks. 

So whatever your motivation, whether you wish to take part in the trip to remember someone you have lost or just love a challenge, Peace Hospice care is looking for 25 people to celebrate 25 years of the Hospice movement on this completely unique and bespoke trail.

For more information, contact Claire Lyden, Events Coordinator on 01923 335373 or email clyden@peacehospicecare.org.uk