A team of 13 people, mainly ambulance staff but including current patient Caroline Flack, who undertook the gruelling ‘Three Peaks Challenge’, have raised over £3,288 for Pevensey ward at Eastbourne DGH.
Madi Stevens, who took organised the challenge said: “Both of my sisters have had breast cancer, my middle sister was diagnosed with terminal lung and bone secondary to the breast about 18 months ago. She was admitted into Pevensey ward for treatment when she got a chest infection. The staff on this ward are amazing. Really attentive, nothing is ever a bother, always smiling. She was in a bay which is run just by donations which looks really bare, no TVs, just the necessary equipment. I wanted to help and raise some money, my family and friends from work were up for it too, so the three peaks it was. I never expected to raise so much but I’m so proud of them all and thank them from the bottom of my heart for helping me achieve this. It certainly was a huge team effort as we’ve all been affected by this terrible disease, family, close friends and colleagues. We’ve done it for all of them.”
Pevensey Ward Matron, Art Lazaro said: “We are very grateful for the donation which we will use to buy items and equipment to benefit our patients who use the room Caroline was in.”
The three peaks challenge involves climbing the country’s three highest mountains: Mount Snowdon (Wales, 1085m), Scafell Pike (England, 978m) and Ben Nevis (Scotland, 1345m).