We are so proud of all our walkers who attempted the Butteremere Horseshoe Challenge in high winds and quite frankly quite dangerous conditions back in September.
Although they were unable to complete the intended trek, the walkers more than met the challenge, covering 12km over 7 hours and 950m of ascent, which is practically the equivalent of climbing Scafell Pike!
Collectively they have raised over £8,700 so far which is amazing!
One of our Hospice nurses Lesley took part with her husband and some friends. This is Lesley’s story..
‘I have worked as a nurse for Hospice at Home West Cumbria (HHWC) since 2011 and I feel very proud to work for such a great Charity.
During my years working for HHWC I have met so many amazing people which include patients, relatives and colleagues. I feel it’s an absolute honour to care for someone during the last months, days, or hours of their life in their own home. Although I mainly work alone I am completely supported by the most wonderful team of people.
I signed up to do this walk to raise money so the people of West Cumbria can continue to benefit from the End of Life Care provided by Hospice at Home West Cumbria, which includes Home Nursing, Emotional support, Complementary Therapy and Lymphoedema Care.
My Husband Garry agreed to complete the challenge with me along with friends Ruth Miller, Chris Haile, Susan Osmond and Debbie Nicholson. We knew it wouldn’t be easy, but with each struggling step I was thinking of those who would have loved to be joining us in doing this beautiful walk but are sadly no longer with us.’
A massive WELL DONE to all the walkers and thank you so much for your support
Plans are underway for the 2020 challenge so keep your eyes peeled on our events page and social media platforms for more information!