At the weekend I attended the Keswick Mountain Festival. There, on the Saturday, I went to the Fell Theatre to see the team behind a challenge to do 16 Lake District Peaks in 8 days to raise funds for Bliss. Today on the Ordnance Survey blog I wanted to share with you what the team are doing and why as I think it is an inspiring story.
To raise money for the vital work that Bliss do to save the lives of babies born too soon, too small and too sick. This charity was chosen as Ellen, one of the team of five doing the challenge, was born premature herself. Now aged 24 and recently qualified as a doctor, she wants to give something back. Babies can survive at being born 16 week early – hence the reason the team have chosen to climb 16 peaks – one for each week.