A group of 12 friends is taking on the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for Nottingham Hospitals Charity’s Tiny Babies Appeal.
The challenge involves climbing the UK’s three highest mountains – Ben Nevis, Scarfell Pike and Snowdon – all in the space of 24 hours. The group of friends will start their challenge on 27 June 2015.
The group is raising money for the Tiny Babies Appeal, to support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Nottingham City Hospital, as team member Phil Caulton’s daughter was treated there after being born 15 weeks premature.
Phil’s daughter, Amy, weighed just 1lb 7oz when she was born and was taken straight to the high dependency unit, where Phil and his wife Ruth were unable to touch or hold their baby girl until she was 33 days old.
Amy died and was revived several times during her stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and Phil says it was thanks to the dedicated staff who cared for her that Amy is alive and well today.
Phil and his friends are now raising money for the Tiny Babies Appeal to thank staff for all they did for Amy. Money raised by the group’s Three Peaks Challenge will help future patients and families by enhancing care, facilities and support for other premature and sick newborn babies and their families.
To support Phil and his team by making a donation, please go to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/takingthepeak