Our nurses tackle three peaks challenge

A team of our own Trinity nurses joined supporters from across the Fylde coast in taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

Seven nurses from our In-patient Unit and hospital team walked 26 miles, scaling and descending Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, raising vital funds for Trinity.

As well as doing what they can to support the hospice charity, the nurses say preparing for the walk boosted their mental health after an exceptionally tough 18 months.

Sonia Wilde is a Health Care Assistant who works nights at the hospice. She said: “Getting out and about after lockdown when we’ve not been able to do our regular fundraising events, it’s definitely been the escape we all needed; we’ve all worked so hard over the last 18 months both at the hospice and in the hospital through the pandemic.

“We all set our minds to it and we knew we’d all complete it. Before the event we were all looking forward to it, if slightly nervous. We had colleagues supporting our fundraising by holding small events, or making things to sell to go towards our target. Everyone has been so supportive.”

Kellie Gittins is the Clinical Nurse Specialist Team Leader in the hospital. She said: “It was a big undertaking, but we all tried to do as many walks as we could, both together in our group and individually. We all supported each other and got each other through it. It was all about that positive mind-set.”

The Trinity team members were Sally Rathbone, Nicola Potter, Nic Lewis, Kirsty Jones, Kellie Gittings, Cara Cooper, Sonia Wilde.

You can still support our incredible nurses in their challenge here.

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