Purple Doves climbing out of their comfort zone

On 20 September a group of colleagues from Alice House Hospice calling themselves ‘The Purple Doves’ will climb out of their comfort zone and take on The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

The Purple Doves are four brave ladies; Paula Tempest, Cheryl Dignen, Lyndsey Carroll and Grace McCann.  Also joining them as part of his ‘Twelve Challenges in Twelve Months’ is Ray Priestman, Chair of of Trustees at Alice House.

The five challengers will climb Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Inglebrough Peaks, a total distance of 24.5 miles including a climb of 1,584m, all in one day.  The team’s training is well underway having recently conquered both Roseberry Topping and Captain Cook’s Monument in one day.

Collectively, they are hoping to raise £3,000 for the Hospice’s specialist care services.

Paula said “We are really looking forward to this challenge and it is a great way to help fund the work of Alice House. It’s lovely working with our patients and families, but it’s also important to me to be involved in our fundraising.” Paula is also taking on the Great North Run this year for Alice House. 

Janice Forbes, Community Fundraiser added “It’s lovely to see such enthusiasm for this event and we are also excited to have Ray involved as part of his year-long challenge to celebrate his 60th birthday.  I would like to wish the team the very best of luck and hope the great British weather is kind to them; I am sure they will do a great job.” 

If you would like to sponsor the team, visit  Purple Doves Fundraising Page  

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