Over £1,300 raised with epic Corsica trek

On 2nd June, fundraisers Anna and Oli Lees set off on an amazing adventure to raise funds for the new hospice, in memory of Oli’s Uncle, Stephen Doughty. Please click here to read the full story we shared back in May.

To date, they have raised £1,317 and become ‘Million Pound Challengers’ as one of the first 1,000 to raise £1,000 for the new hospice. This means they can dedicate a name on a plaque in the new hospice once built.

We caught up with Anna and Oli when they returned from their trip and here is what they had to say:

“We are both very pleased to have completed the trek and raised over £1,300 for the hospice in the process. We both really enjoyed the 12 days of trekking and camping in Corsica.

The scenery and terrain were different every day and we feel that we achieved something very challenging as the GR20 is slated as one of the toughest treks around. There was a great deal of ascent and descent each day over very rugged terrain, meaning that you had to watch your every move to prevent a bad step. The GR20 was ‘the trip of a lifetime’ and to be able to have the support of so many people was amazing.

When people close to us pass away, we can feel powerless about events that are out of our own control, so to be able to take action and complete a big challenge really means a lot to us personally.”

Our Fundraising and Events Officer, Claire Feek, said, “I would like to offer huge congratulations to Anna and Oli on their amazing achievement and to sincerely thank them on behalf of everyone at Priscilla Bacon Hospice for their efforts. The funds raised will help us to build the new specialist care hospice Norfolk so desperately needs.”

Would you like to become a Million Pound Challenger? Find out more here.