In August Neil Lambert took on what he described as the hardest thing he’s ever done, the 3-Peaks Challenge.
Climbing the three highest peaks in England Scotland and Wales in 24-hours, and all in aid of Sobell House!
As Neil says: “The weather was very hot and the scenes were breath-taking but this was not ideal as energy levels quickly depleted! Scafell Pike was climbed at night so it was a bit cooler but Ben Nevis and Snowdon were climbed in the heat of the day which was so much harder and energy sapping!
"This challenge is the most physically demanding thing that I have ever had to do. You really need to be super fit as each peak had to be completed within a set time!
"I was absolutely shattered at the end of the challenge and the only rest was travelling between the peaks in the mini bus but it's one of the most amazing experiences that I have ever had! I made some great friends and the feeling of togetherness during the challenge was amazing.”
Unlike the majority of our fundraisers, who may have lost a friend or family member at the hospice, Neil doesn’t have a personal connection to Sobell, so it was really nice to meet him when he presented us with the proceeds of his efforts.
A fantastic £1,765, which he presented to our nursing staff last week.
He continues: “I work with mainly elderly people in the community and many of them have told me about their personal experiences of the good work that Sobell House does and the comfort that it brought at difficult times, which made a massive difference to them and their families. Knowing about the support and relief that the hospice gives families is the reason that I felt that I needed to raise some funds to help the hospice carry on their amazing work, continuing to provide essential end of life and palliative care. Personally, it’s comforting to know that places such as Sobell House exist and it means a lot to me that by raising some money, I have helped in some way.”
You really have Neil, thank you!