By Jonathan White
A nurse who works in Leighton Hospital’s Emergency Care Department has set herself a challenge to trek to Everest Basecamp to raise money for Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity (MCH Charity).
Sister Steph Plimbley will start her trek, on Thursday 7th April 2022 and continue for 12 days which includes two acclimatisation days reaching base camp on day eight by which point she will have climbed 5,364 metres.
Months of training and dedication has gone into this challenge including mountain walks around the Lake District and regular high intensity classes.
The money raised will go towards enhancing the experience of patients who use the new Emergency Department at Leighton Hospital, which has recently opened.
Steph said:“I’m really excited to set off on my journey but extremely nervous too! I have never taken on a challenge like this.
The preparation and training that has gone into the trek has been intense.
I have trained a lot so that I could enjoy it as much as possible.
I’m raising money for MCH Charity so we can look into buying new equipment that will make things a little bit better for the patients.”
Carole Salmon, Community Fundraiser for MCH Charity said:“From the moment I spoke to Steph I was so impressed with her drive and enthusiasm for her fundraising challenge to Everest Base Camp.
Big thanks to her for raising funds which will benefit her colleagues and patients in the new Emergency Department.”
To make a donation towards this challenge visit – Steph Plimbley is fundraising for Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charitable Fund | Give as you Live Donate