Stassia (Christopheros) Clegg and Andrea Collings bravely and/or madly take on the National Three Peaks Challenge!
Saturday 7 July, within 24 hrs, Stassia and Andrea will climb the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales.
This life changing challenge starts with the scramble of Ben Nevis, before being transported in luxury (!) by mini bus to Scarfell Pike at 11pm (yes, you read correctly – impersonating tired and bewildered head-lamped Minions). Finally, they will conquer Mount Snowden, thereby completing this monumental mountaineering trifactor.
Why are they doing this?
Well this is the serious bit folks. Two years ago, a very dear friend was involved in a serious bike accident. He was left profoundly disabled as a result.
However, our friend is now in a wonderful place called The Holy Cross Hospital in Haslemere. Holy Cross supports 40 patients on a residential basis, who require 24 hour specialist care in order to support their recovery. With their specialist skill and care, our friend is making progress in his recovery. However there’s a long way to go and our aim is to provide the best possible environment through which this process can be supported.
The Treehouse Project
So why is this a life changing challenge? Not directly for Stass and Andrea, who have mostly enjoyed the early Saturday morning training hikes, but instead for the residents of Holy Cross - by raising money for The Treehouse Project.
The Holy Cross is set in beautiful surroundings, but unfortuanately, currently inaccessible to residents. The Treehouse Project’s mission is to provide wheelchair accessible walkways and a viewing platform stretching out into the woodland. The ability to be outside, see the sky and be near nature will be of huge benefit to residents at the Holy Cross. Expanding horizons, promoting recovery, and providing a beautiful space for family visits.
Together with Stassia and Andrea you can help provide a wonderful addition to the holistic care offered at the Holy Cross.
And now the plea...
This is not a large and prosperous charity – it’s a very small project run by a group of friends. All the money you donate will directly go into the Treehouse Project. No marketing cost, no charity staff wages.
And this is why Stassia and Andrea are taking on this life-changing challenge.
Dig deep folks – those mountains although steep, are nothing compared to the daily challenges of Holy Cross residents as they continue to recover. Let’s give them a reason to smile and enjoy a simple life pleasure - something we can all sometimes take for granted.
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