A staff team from Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre are taking on the national Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for our D603 Appeal.

Hayley Long, Sophie Baugh, Gav Hitchman, Charlotte Nicol and Ben Trumper are all taking on the 24-hour challenge with their partners on 28 and 29 July.

The challenge will see them climbing Ben Nevis, Scarfell Pike and Snowdon - all within 24 hours.

Money raised will go to the D603 Appeal, which is aiming to raise £1.53 million to refurbish the ward.

Ben Trumper, matron on Ward D603, said: "The fabulous staff provide amazing, compassionate care to patients who may be in the last year of their life and we think both patients and staff deserve to have a ward environment that matches the high standard of care delivered.

"We feel the positive effects of a light, bright and modern environment, on the well-being of patients and staff cannot be over estimated; it really will make such a difference to the lives of the people who have to spend time there.

"This is a huge challenge for all of us, having never even thought of attempting anything like this before but we are so passionate about this cause and the refurbishment of the ward."


You can sponsor the team and support the appeal by visiting their Just Giving fundraising page.