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Weʼre raising £500 to The Rivendell Young Person's Unit, The Priory Hospital, Altrincham.

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2018 marks 10 years since I was admitted to hospital for the treatment of my anorexia nervosa. In June 2008, I was admitted to the Rivendell Young Person's Unit at the Priory Hospital, Altrincham where I remained an inpatient until early 2009. I am raising money for the unit that treated me, to make what can be a very long stay in hospital more comfortable and enjoyable for the young people staying there.

To mark this anniversary, I wanted to take on a challenge I would never have been able to do when I was unwell. When I was first admitted to hospital, I was too frail to walk, and couldn't even climb stairs - never mind mountains! So - I (along with my husband/sherpa guide Andrew) am climbing 10 peaks (one for each year since my admission) and I am seeking sponsorship in order to raise funds for the unit, and awareness of the potential for different forms of recovery from eating disorders. I will post updates as and when each peak is conquered! You can also follow my progress on Instagram with the hashtag #katsclimb

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  • Katherine McCooey-Heap1 month ago
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    Katherine McCooey-Heap

    1 month ago

    Hi All, Just a quick update! We have now completed 3/10 climbs and have another planned for Saturday - busy busy! I was lucky enough to go back to the ward that treated me, and where the donations are going, on Tuesday. I chatted with them about life since discharge from hospital and recovery in general. They had some really great questions and I'm delighted to think I might have helped them even just a tiny bit. It was a real privilege to meet them. Kat xx

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  • Katherine McCooey-Heap1 month ago
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    Katherine McCooey-Heap

    1 month ago

    Climb #3 -- Snaefell, Isle of Man on 07.07.18

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  • Katherine McCooey-Heap1 month ago
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    Katherine McCooey-Heap

    1 month ago

    Climb #2 was completed on 23.06.18 - The Old Man of Coniston Thank you for your continued support! xx

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Page last updated on: 8/4/2018 4:03 PM

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  • Daniel Spencer

    Daniel Spencer

    Aug 4, 2018

    You and Andy are doing great with your climbs, keep up the good work and such a great cause too.

    £10.00

  • Allana Harbinson

    Allana Harbinson

    Jul 12, 2018

    You’re an inspiration, great work! Such a great cause supporting young people and being a great role model for them 💕

    £10.00

  • J  maddrell

    J maddrell

    Jul 8, 2018

    I really thought I’d made my donation. Just realised I haven’t. Sorry. Glad you made it up Snow mountain.

    £30.00

  • Annabel Holland

    Annabel Holland

    Jun 24, 2018

    Love what you're doing x

    £10.00

  • Vicky Anders

    Vicky Anders

    Jun 24, 2018

    Good luck xx

    £20.00

  • Alex Cliffe

    Alex Cliffe

    Jun 24, 2018

    Inspirational xxx

    £30.00

  • Claire White

    Claire White

    Feb 28, 2018

    Good luck both of you x

    £5.00

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