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Jacqueline Batchford

Jacquie's Sierra Nevada Trek page

I am trekking up a mountain for Thames Hospice because I am raising funds to support our work

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  • Event: Sierra Nevada Trek, 04 Oct 2018 to 07 Oct 2018

Thames Hospice

We provide hospice care in E Berks/ S Bucks to adults with life-limiting illnesses

Charity Registration No. 1108298

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Someone wise said that a challenge is only a challenge if you don't want to do it.  Please believe me when I say that this trek is going to be a real challenge for me for three reasons.

1. I am absolutely terrified of heights, to the point that all the colour drains from my face, I am quiet (unheard of) and sometimes cannot move.

2. I am a huge fan of indoor plumbing and apparently there are no toilets on a mountainside (who knew!!).

3. I am currently not very fit (possible understatement here).

So why am I doing this trek?

I have the absolute privilege of being the Director of Patient and Family Services and of leading all of the clinical and therapeutic teams at Thames Hospice.  I have worked for the hospice for over 18 years.  There is not a day that goes by when I am not inspired by the bravery of the people and their families that we care for.  They face challenges everyday and that humbles me.  I also take immense pride in the staff and volunteers who regularly go over and beyond to care for the people we serve.

So I have decided to challenge myself.  To be brave even when I will be scared.  To stretch myself physically and emotionally to achieve something that I think I will be proud of.

I am trekking with a team of hospice staff and supporters and I hope that, despite the "tough trek for those with an adventurous spirit", we will have a lot of fun doing this.

If you can support me by donating I will be very chuffed.  Thank you.

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