Published Tuesday 29th September 2015

Our Hospice Angels have raised over £5,000 for St Michael’s after completing a dramatic ‘Three Peaks Challenge’ with an heroic finale.

The team of eleven Angels rode their motorcycles to the start of the climbs at Snowdon in Wales, Scafell Pike in England and Ben Nevis in Scotland and then made the climb on foot.

When James Robinson, Craig Stanton and George Burgess were descending from their final climb of Ben Nevis they were alerted, by a Dutch walker called Paula van der Star, to a man who had collapsed.

The Hospice Angels turned Hospice Heroes when they helped a stranded walker to the bottom of Ben Nevis and, after making sure he was fit and well, drove him home.

Mike Pullin, who was on the support team, said: “I think he [the man who had collapsed] was totally exhausted. If it hadn’t been for the Dutch woman finding him, I don’t know what would have happened. His life was saved: no question about it.”

Mike said they rang the mountain rescue who offered them advice.

The fundraising challenge was organised by James Robinson with the help of Sally Ingram, who was also on the support team, as well as Mandy and Tony Willerton.

The rest of the members were Richard Burman, Ann Evans, Marcia Gonsalves-Thompson, John Wilce, Mac Henderson, Kevin Harwood, Richard Haines and Alex Ensor.

The Hospice Angels. Photo by George Burgess.