Peak excellence… Angie’s incredible Yorkshire mountain feat!

Angie Pearson took on the grueling Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in May 2021 in-memory of her brother, Paul. Here she tells her story.

"Paul was my brother, my best friend and my hero."

When Angie’s brother Paul needed end of life care at the young age of 50, he stayed at St Joseph’s Hospice. Angie and Paul stayed there together for 3 weeks and during that time, she recognised that future patients would benefit further by specialised wheelchairs and headrests enabling their time spent on the wards to be more comfortable.

For Angie, providing specialised headrests and wheelchairs meant that future patients will have this aspect of their dignity and comfort preserved, so this is what she bravely set-out to fundraise for, raising a whopping £2,301 to contribute towards these and other items designed to help patients feel more at-home when receiving care – from back supports and tens machines to voice-activated virtual assistants.

The final resting place

The Three Peaks Challenge was no easy feat for Angie but she felt motivated to make it to the very end. The trip was exceptionally special, as on each peak, Angie scattered Paul’s ashes.

We’re certain Paul would be so very proud of Angie’s determination and resilience – as all the staff at St Joseph’s Hospice are, too! Thank you so much Angie, and to everyone who supported you on your journey and donated to our cause.

You can read more about Angie’s fundraising on her JustGiving page, here.