Nurses take on Three Peaks

A New Mills nurse has joined colleagues from St Mary's Hospital to take part in the Three Peaks Challenge for charity.
A New Mills nurse has joined colleagues from St Mary's Hospital to take part in the Three Peaks Challenge for charity.

A New Mills nurse and her colleagues from Saint Mary’s Hospital in Manchester have taken on the Three Peaks Challenge for a good cause.

Belinda Wyatt and her colleagues Louise Sage, Claire Hughes, Liz Dart, Sam Dixon, Ian Clark and Laura Mallinson, nurses on the hospital’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), climbed the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales in 24 hours, finishing in an impressive time of 13 hours and 40 minutes.

And their efforts have so far raised over £3,000 for the unit, which cares for a variety of newborns from premature babies to ones who are born poorly or with medical or surgical conditions.

The team hope they can reach the £4,000 needed to buy a portable multisensory unit which can stimulate and aid the development of babies being treated on the NICU.

Angela Rowe, Community Fundraising Manager for Saint Mary’s Hospital Charity, said: “The NICU nurses’ commitment to raising this money is absolutely fantastic.

“It was a tough challenge, but they have taken it all in their stride.”

The team started at Ben Nevis, finishing the climb in five hours and 40 minutes before then taking on Scafell Pike, which they completed in three hours and 30 minutes.

Their final climb was Snowdon, which was completed in four hours and 30 minutes before enjoying a well-deserved glass of champagne.

To sponsor the team, visit www.justgiving.com/nicu3peaks.