Rugby nursing assistants prepare for Saharan trek for Myton hospices

Jacquir Bird and Nikki Hughes.
Jacquir Bird and Nikki Hughes.
0
Have your say

Two Rugby nursing assistants will be taking on the challenge of a lifetime in November to raise money for the Myton hospices.

Jacquie Bird and Nikki Hughes work for the charity’s Myton at Home team providing end of life care and support for patients wishing to die at home in the Rugby area.

This November they will be taking on a four day trek through the Sahara in Morocco to raise money in memory of all the patients they have cared for.

They have been training hard throughout the year and have already raised over £5,500 through sponsorship and events including a pamper evening and Bake off competition.

The trek, which includes a climb up the massive Chigaga Dunes, is part of a number of activities Nikki has undertaken to get fit and mark her 40th birthday including Myton’s Glow in the City and Walk for Myton events.

She said: “Jacquie and I are very excited to be taking on the challenge and are hoping to raise as much money as possible for Myton. We see first-hand the difference our care makes to patients and their families and we want to raise as much money as possible for Myton so we are able to help more people in the future.”

The challenge is also in memory of friends they made.

Nikki said: “We are also talking on the challenge in memory of all the patients we have cared for and have been kindly sponsored by many of their friends and family.”

If you would like to sponsor our nurses please visit www.mytonhospice.org/fundraising/your_fundraising_pages_all/MytonNursesSahara