Cynthia Spencer Hospice looks to the local business community to become “Hospice Heroes” in its National Three Peaks trek

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Cynthia Spencer Hospice has launched its new National Three Peaks Challenge for 2023 and is on the look out for 47 adventurers from the local business community to take on the three highest peaks in the UK to help them celebrate 47 years of hospice care. This is the charity’s first exclusive challenge and every participant taking part will be supporting Cynthia Spencer Hospice Charity #strongertogether

Challenge organiser at Cynthia Spencer Hospice Charity, Sarah Denston said: “We need 47 local businesses people to become Hospice Heroes to come and join me and take part in the National Three Peaks Challenge starting on 30th September 2023. If we achieve this, we’ll have one Hospice Hero for every year of care provided by the hospice since it opened in 1976 and our participants will have created a great team-building project to aim for.”

Nina Gandy, who took part in the challenge in 2018 with her Dad, Ian, to raise money for the hospice, before becoming an employee of the charity said: “I chose to support Cynthia Spencer Hospice as my auntie received wellbeing support in a hospice, so I know how important the care is and how vital it is to a community. Now I work for the charity I have first-hand understanding of the difference the funds raised by the people taking on this challenge could make to the people of Northamptonshire.”

Sarah continued: “Each participant will raise funds to represent a specific year of care, from 1976 to 2023. This could be a special year to them and their loved ones or a special year for the hospice. Together we will climb Ben Nevis in Scotland (4,400ft), Scafell Pike in the Lake District (3,200ft) and Snowdon in Wales (3,500ft), climbing a total 9,500 feet and walking approximately 22 miles. Our fundraising target is a massive £40,420 which could pay for 80 days of hospice care.”

Doctor David Riley adds “at the hospice we aim to take off as much burden and fear for people and their families so that they can be themselves. They can achieve what they want to do in what is precious time sometimes and for them to then hold their memories afterwards”

By signing up for the National Three Peaks Challenge we are asking people to give up their precious time to help us give precious time to patients and their families, now and in the future.

To find out more and to sign up your corporate team for the challenge please visit