Three walkers really stepped up to the mark for the Friarage Hospital’s MRI scanner appeal.
The intrepid trio – Judith Masterman from the appeals team, Glen Rock, Friarage hospital PA and husband Chris – completed the gruelling Lyke Wake Walk in an impressive 21 hours braving testing conditions and showing incredible spirit.
Blistered feet, sunburn due to the hot weather and going astray occasionally did not deter them during their 42 mile trek across the North York Moors between the villages of Osmotherley in the west and Ravenscar near the east coast.
Soldiering on through the night and day with no sleep and only short breaks to refuel they relied on their own fitness, grit and determination to get them to the finish.
A fantastic £800 has been raised so far with money still coming in thanks to everyone who generously sponsored them. A big thank you also to their support team for making sure they were well looked after during their marathon effort.
If anyone would like to help there is still time to make a donation on their Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/Judith-Masterman1.
Judith said: “It was a really difficult walk and one of the hardest things I have ever done. I have never done anything like it before, it was a real challenge, but I am thrilled to have achieved it.”
”It was a great sense of achievement for me in completing this massive challenge. The wonderful scenery and breath taking views spurred me on and we are really lucky to have such beautiful countryside in North Yorkshire,” added Glen.
Head of fundraising for South Tees Hospitals Charity, Paul Watkins, said: “I could not be more proud of them. Seeing them successfully complete the walk was fantastic and it never ceases to amaze me how people really pull out all the stops to help the scanner appeal. Well done and a big thank you to them.”