Leanne Cozens from Sittingbourne recently tackled the Three Peaks Challenge in just under 24 hours. She took on the challenge to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of her mum, Pamela Cozens, and raise vital funds for Pilgrims Hospices.
On 2 June 2018, Leanne set off to climb Scafell Pike, Mount Snowdon and Ben Nevis. An amazing 23 hours and 56 minutes later, Leanne and her group were celebrating their success at completing the Three Peaks Challenge.
Mum spent her final five days in the Canterbury hospice and Pilgrims made those days as comfortable as they possibly could. I’ve always wanted to do something to help out, so when I saw this challenge I thought it was the perfect way
Leanne said, “Mum spent her final five days in the Canterbury hospice and Pilgrims made those days as comfortable as they possibly could. I’ve always wanted to do something to help out, so when I saw this challenge I thought it was the perfect way – it was a challenge, but the worthy cause kept me determined throughout.”
Leanne smashed her a original fundraising target and raised more than £200 for Pilgrims Hospices.
Lydia Todd, Community Fundraising Officer at Pilgrims Hospices, said: “Leanne took on a massive personal challenge to raise money in memory of her mum, Pamela, and it’s amazing to see her commitment to her fundraising.
“The money raised by Leanne’s challenge means more than 11 hours of specialist nursing care by our nurses. Pilgrims is an independent charity that provide services free of charge to patients and their families, so support from fundraisers like Leanne helps us be there for the next family who need our dedicated care and support.”
If you’re feeling inspired by Leanne’s story, Pilgrims offer an amazing selection of challenges each year so you, too, can go the extra mile for local hospice car. Visit pilgrimshospices.org/events to find out more.
Planning a different challenge? Contact your local fundraising team to let us know all about it so that we can support you.