We are truly grateful to Lisa and very impressed when she and her daughter Amy successfully took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in just over 12 hours on 30th September.
Lisa raised £599 for APNI through her JustGiving page where she wrote: I am taking on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge to raise funds for APNI. This charity helped me when I was extremely ill with severe postnatal depression after the birth of my son Morgan, in 2005. Within weeks of his birth, I was sectioned and hospitalised for many months. Thereafter followed a long period of recovery, during which I received wonderful support from one of their volunteers, Alison. Being able to talk to another woman who had fully recovered from this debilitating illness gave me hope that I too would recover. And I did.
Morgan will be 18 this year so it seems apt to mark the end of his childhood by giving something back to an organisation that provided me with help when I needed it most. Sadly, Alison passed away nine years ago from cancer, so this challenge will also be a tribute to an amazing friend. On 30th September, my eldest daughter Amy and I, will attempt the 24 mile challenge, which involves a total ascent of 1585 metres, in under 12 hours.
In preparation I am doing as much fell walking as possible, but this event will certainly test my endurance and stamina!