Ipswich Hospital nurses among fundraisers who complete gruelling National Three Peaks Challenge

A team of 11 fundraisers from Ipswich, including five nurses from Ipswich Hospital, completed the gr

A team of 11 fundraisers from Ipswich, including five nurses from Ipswich Hospital, completed the gruelling Three Peaks charity challenge. Picture: SARAH TRENTER - Credit: Archant

Sarah Trenter, of Woodbridge, led the intrepid climbers around the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales.

A team of 11 fundraisers from Ipswich, including five nurses from Ipswich Hospital, completed the gr

A team of 11 fundraisers from Ipswich, including five nurses from Ipswich Hospital, completed the gruelling Three Peaks charity challenge. Picture: SARAH TRENTER - Credit: Archant

The fundraisers reached the peaks of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in a time of 25 hours and 50 minutes – just outside the 24-hour challenge.

Mrs Trenter, 33, a nurse at the hospital, organised the trip to fundraise for three causes which have helped her six-year-old son Charlie, who has been diagnosed with severe haemophilia.

The fundraising total of £5,000 will be split between Addenbrooke’s Hospital, The Beads of Courage UK, and Molly Olly’s Wishes.

Mrs Trenter said: “We all found it very tough, but we were really pleased with our time. The elements; the wind and the rain, really slow you down and changes the mood of the team, and climbing Scafell Pike was mostly in the dark.


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“You need to persevere and have a positive attitude, and we were proud with our achievements. We would also like to thank everyone who has donated so far.”

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