PCP and County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust team braved the rain, to take on their biggest fundraising challenge so far, Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge, to fundraise for PCP’s Hydrotherapy Pool campaign ‘Dive In!’

When Donna Kelly, Senior Wellbeing Practitioner of Wellbeing for Life, floated the idea with her colleagues, earlier this year, none of them could predict the weather, however the team pulled together and completed the walk in under 12 hours, despite the downpour. The team have raised an amazing £496.57 so far.

Donna said: “This challenge was a lot harder than we all thought! But we prepared well and were really excited. We worked as a team and supported each other so much and making each other laugh even when we were struggling for breath! It was a massive accomplishment for all of us!”

Carol Gaskarth said: “We are thrilled that the team completed this challenge on behalf of the Dive In Campaign. It has been amazing to see how our staff have come together to raise awareness and fundraise on behalf of PCP. Our hydrotherapy pool is now 20 years old and requires a complete refurbishment. A well-used resource, our hydrotherapy pool sees thousands of service users every year and supports, independence, rehabilitation, health and wellbeing for many people in the local community”

If you would like make a donation to support PCP’s Dive in campaign please visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/PCPDiveIn

For further information about PCP please contact us at the Pioneering Care Centre, Carer’s Way, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 4SF tel: 01325 321234 email: enquiries@pcp.uk.net website: www.pcp.uk.net. Or follow PCP on Twitter: @PioneeringCare and Facebook: @PCPandCentre

Picture shows, left to right: Leon McAndrew, Sharon Darter, Laura Cruddace, Emma Dickinson & Donna Kelly