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Vanessa Buchan

Three Peak Alpine Challenge October 9th-13th

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Dear friends and family[/p][p]I have decided to sign up for the Three Peak Alpine Challenge to raise money for Child Bereavement Uk in honour of my late husband Tommy Buchan, and sadly now, a number of other friends who have had their lives abruptly taken at a young age. [/p][p]CB UK was a lifeline to me in the hours, days and weeks after Tom died of an Aortic Aneurism (aged 47). Their gentle guidance and care was invaluable at a time in my life where I was literally left like a 'rabbit in headlights' - vulnerable and imobilised through fear, but at the same time having to keep it together for our three children, Jack, Clementine and Lily who were only 7, 6 and 2 years old.[/p][p]The Alpine Challenge involves hiking up three peaks, in three countries, in three days. The peaks are Testa Della Tronche in Italy (2,581m), Bel Oiseau in Switzerland (2,628m) and Aguilette de Posettes in France (2,201m). We will reach altitudes over twice as high as Ben Nevis !!![/p][p]Our aim is to raise as much as possible for Child Bereavement UK so that they may continue their extraordinary work entering communities here in the UK and supporting families along with educating professionals for when a baby or young child dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.[/p][p]I ask you to please take a moment and sponsor me for this Challenge and I will endeavour to climb these Peaks and make you proud! No doubt these 3 days will be filled with laughter and some tears and definately many stories of those we have lost and and are climbing in memory of. [/p][p]Thank you[/p][p]With love Ness x[/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]
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Nov 26, 2019

The Brook Family

Well done you! Bit late to the party... X

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Nov 4, 2019

Tamsin Sherbrooke

Well done Ness.. great effort for a great charity xxx


Oct 28, 2019


Go Ness

Oct 22, 2019

Lucy and Gilb

well done darling ness xx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 14, 2019

Rupert Murray

Congrats x

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 14, 2019

Lucy Portman

You did it, you knew you’d cruise the challenge who needs 24/7 running trainers....NOT NESS. Tommy would be so proud of if not some what gobsmacked.


Oct 13, 2019

Claire and Edward

Well done Ness, what a great cause and you must be bloomin fit now!!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 12, 2019

The Brackenbury Family

Very well done Ness for this amazing charity - you are a complete Star. Xx

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Oct 12, 2019


Wow! Well done Ness and the gang. Brilliant! Xx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 12, 2019


Incredible - what a star! :)

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid