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Beaumond House Fundraising Team embark on virtual Everest climb

The Fundraising Team at Beaumond House Hospice Care will be teaming up to take part in the hospice’s brand-new virtual stair climb challenge ‘Moving Mountains for Beaumond House’, which runs from the 1st – 31st March.

The Hospice at Home team Move Mountains every day to support patients in their own homes. The Moving Mountains challenge involves climbing flights of stairs equivalent to the height of a mountain of your choice to show support for and raise funds to support this important service.

There is no charge to take part, the team just asks you to raise what you can to support their hospice at home service – In the last financial year, Beaumond House received £531,000 towards the cost of delivering our in-patient, wellbeing and hospice at home services via the NHS, which is not service specific and therefore contributes to our overall operating costs.

This means that we need to raise an additional £1,000,000 a year to ensure we can continue to offer these services.

The team are raring to go and have committed to climbing the equivalent of the height of Mount Everest, a total of 8,848 meters, on the stairs in the office on Lime Grove, that’s 3400 ascents of the stairs, between them in March.

You can support the teams fundraising page here.

You will be able to keep up to date with their progress via the hospice social media pages @beaumondhouse. A Facebook fundraiser page will be set up shortly, for those who wish to donate.

The Gym Group Newark on Northern Road have signed up to take part in the challenge and are looking to build a team comprising of both staff and gym members for their virtual trek, something they aim to do in record time.

The Gym Group Manager, Annie Featherstone, said

“We saw this as an excellent opportunity to not only give back to our local community, but also to actively engage with our members through exercise. People are always trying to get their daily steps in, so why not raise funds for a good cause at the same time? Our personal trainers are all onboard and are hoping to see other local gyms sign up and compete in a little friendly competition to discover which gym can reach the virtual summit first”.

Matt Colbourne, Events and Community Fundraiser at the hospice said;

“We’d love to see more businesses and teams take part but anyone, whether on your own or as part of a group, can get involved. Just choose a mountain that you feel is an achievable challenge and get climbing. The challenge would provide a fantastic team building opportunity as well as some fun, healthy competition with other local businesses. Set-up a Facebook Fundraiser and start moving mountains for your local hospice.”

Beaumond House recognise that their supporters and fundraisers come from all walks of life and a wide range of backgrounds. The team understands that not everyone is able to climb or has access to stairs. Details of how to adapt the challenge for people of all abilities can found via the website.

If you are taking part, the hospice would love to shout about the fantastic work you’re doing and suggest that you take photos, film yourself or even keep a video diary. You can keep Beaumond House up to date with your progress by email

To find out more or to sign up, please visit here.


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