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Hospice workers walking the walk to raise funds

Some of the group on a training walk – Mel Cotterill, Lymphoedema Nurse Specialist; Faye Evans, Administration Assistant; Nichola Smith, Senior Care Manager; Angela Chalmers Hospice at Home Care Coordinator.

Staff at Katharine House Hospice are challenging themselves to scale the Yorkshire Three Peaks to raise money for the charity.

The intrepid team includes workers from the charity’s Palliative Care Nursing Specialist Team, Hospice at Home Team, Family Support Team plus executive and administration staff. Together with family and friends this Saturday, 29 June they’ll be covering an impressive 24 miles, three peaks, and 1,585 miles of ascent in 12 hours.

Challenge organiser and the hospice’s Senior Care Manager, Nichola Smith, said:

“We know how important it is for people to be able to access expert palliative care when and where they need it. And as a charity, almost £4 million needs to be raised every year for us to continue what we do and help even more people who need us.

“We see the difference we make every day to local families and we all wanted to pitch in and do something to help ensure we can help even more people get the care they need.”

The team has been putting in the hard yards training to make sure they’re up to the challenge. 

Hospice at Home Care Co-ordinator, Angela Chalmers said: “We started training on Saturday, 6 April and gradually walked further each time. We went up the Wrekin, to Cannock Chase and walks local to each of us and last weekend we did an amazing 22.5 miles scaling the peaks of Mam Tor, Losehill, and Win Hill in the Peak District.

“We had to dig deep to finish but we did it by supporting each other. I’m so proud of what the team is achieving and it’s so important for all of us to raise funds for our patients.”


Support the Katharine House Hospice team’s Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge



Katharine House Hospice provides free care and to more than 2,000 families every year who are living with incurable illness across Mid-Staffordshire. It relies upon the kindness of the local community to help generate over three quarters of the funds needed to run its vital range of services.

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