Treetops Hospice Care staff nurse, Sue King, and her daughter, have raised nearly £800 for the local charity after trekking 25km across the Peak District.

Treetops, based in Risley, provides nursing care and emotional support for adults with life-limiting conditions across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. The hospice services include a Day Care Unit where Sue has worked for just over a year.

We did it!

Sue, from Burton on Trent, decided to take part in ‘Trekfest’ in September to celebrate her 60th birthday and prove there was ‘life in the old girl yet’. She and her daughter, Angie Gough, completed the challenge in eight hours and were thrilled with the response to their fundraising appeal:

“We did it! It was great doing the challenge with Angie as she really got me through it. It was exhausting and tough in parts but there was great comradery and it was really well-organised. Some great big ups and some really scary downs but stunning scenery.

Many, many thanks to everyone who sponsored me

“We raised nearly £800 from the challenge which was far more than we’d expected. I’d encourage anyone to do it and many, many thanks to everyone who sponsored me.

“I love working here – who wouldn’t want to work in this beautiful setting. It’s very satisfying – some people never leave their homes except to come here. They come and have a good day and go home smiling.”

For those interested in taking part in Trekfest next year , or tackling any other UK or overseas challenge, further information can be found on the Treetops website.

Treetops Hospice Care services include Support and Information, a Day Care Unit, Hospice at Home nurses and Therapeutic Services including counselling, art therapy and complementary therapy.