One of our very own nurses, who amazingly sets herself a fundraising challenge every year to help us reach everyone who needs us, is embarking on her grandest adventure yet – two hikes up Africa’s tallest mountains!
Last year Nic Lewis showed true dedication and grit by completing our first ever overseas challenges – the London to Paris bike ride and the trek along the Great Wall of China just one month later.
And this year she’s taking her fundraising to new heights, with a hike up Kilimanjaro in Tanzania before travelling to Kenya to scale Mount Kenya.
Nic has been a staff nurse on our In-patient Unit for four years. She says: “I am always conscious that Trinity is a charity, yet I know there are patients, and their friends and families, who believe it is part of the NHS.
“That’s why I have taken on a fundraising challenge for every year that I have worked at Trinity Hospice. Whether it has been a solo or group challenge, I have set out to try and raise awareness and funds in order to support and promote the hospice.”
Nic is as nervous as she is excited about taking on such an epic challenge, which she will complete in August over 12 days. And she has funded the trip herself, so that every penny she raises in sponsorship will go directly to our outstanding Trinity care wherever it is needed.
She adds: “After taking part in Trinity’s first two overseas challenges last year, I think I’ve become obsessed with overseas challenges. I’m really excited to be going, though this is going to be a really tough challenge because of the altitude.
“All I’ll be thinking about when I start to struggle is that isn’t not half as challenging as what our patients face on a daily basis. That’s what will keep me going, and why I’m hoping as many people as possible support me through sponsorship. They really will be making a huge difference to the work we do at Trinity.
“All the money Trinity receives from people supporting it, either by taking part in sponsored events, by making general donations or even donating to one of our charity shops, means that we can support our patients and their families through difficult times.”
We’re just in awe of how amazing Nic is, and what she’s putting herself through so that we can be there for everyone who needs us across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. We’ll be cheering her on from her in the hospice, and can’t wait to hear all about her adventure when she gets back!
You can support Nic here.