On 12th June 2021 Andrew Mallory, our Chief Operating Officer, completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. He successfully travelled 24.4 miles in just under 6 hours which is a fantastic achievement, and individually he raised over £1,600 for the Martin House Hospice.
Overall an astonishing £33,935.01 was raised for this fantastic charity. This will allow the Martin House to fund 300 visits by the community team to families in their home, offering essential practical and emotional support. Last year their community team provided nearly 2,800 hours of care at home and 969 hours of bereavement support to families, including one-to-one counselling and group sessions.
Now restrictions are lifting, families can return to Martin House for planned respite care which provides them with a well-deserved escape where families can enjoy the music and art therapies that are on offer. The support that the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge and other fundraising activities provide allows Martin House to be there for families who may need emergency help and provide a protected space for families to receive respite care.
This past year has been incredibly difficult for everyone and has highlighted the importance of offering support to others which is why Andrew felt so passionately about completing this challenge in aid of charity. There is still time to make a donation and help make a difference to these families that are most in need. Any contributions, big or small, would be greatly appreciated.