A team of brave friends and colleagues of Shona Turnbull will be taking on the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for the hospice where she was cared for through her battle with cancer.
The group are aiming to climb the three highest mountains in the UK – Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon - in under 24 hours on 19th September.
All funds raised from the challenge will be donated to the Ellenor Hospice in Kent. As Shona’s health deteriorated, the hospice gave her every comfort and was a true support for her husband and two children. On 7th May 2015, Shona passed away, aged 37, with her family at her side.
Shona’s colleagues at IGF were aware of how vital the fantastic staff at the hospice were to Shona and her family, who described the brilliant care given and the comfort she was in with her family at her side.
To thank the hospice and raise awareness of the illness to others, Mark Cobb - Business Systems Manager at IGF, is organising the climb. He will be joined in the challenge by Mat Smith - Operations Director at IGF, Ian Burman - Sales Director at ABN Amro South and Andrew Bowden-Brown and Tim Francis - both Partners at Francis Wilks & Jones. Simon Adcock of CVR Global and Steve Leeves will be the drivers, with Simon’s firm kindly donating a bus to transport the team for the weekend.
Organiser, Mark Cobb, said:
“Shona was a passionate mother and wife, as well as a valued friend to all of us at IGF. We have taken this challenge on to raise money to help the Ellenor Hospice continue its fantastic work. We are so grateful for all the help and support we have so far received, and look forward to reaching our target of £5000.”
People can support the challenge by visiting the fundraising page at https://www.justgiving.com/TurnbullChallenge
IGF is an independently managed commercial finance company specialising in the small and medium sized business market, particularly companies from new start up to £10 million turnover per annum.