Hospice staff prepare for extreme survival challenges

PUBLISHED: 09:00 17 September 2012

Tracey Hill and husband Simon dog sledging in Canada in 2010

Tracey Hill and husband Simon dog sledging in Canada in 2010


Two EllenorLions hospice staff are braving the elements to help raise funds for the charity.

Nurse Tracie Dempster is heading off for a five-day castaway challenge at a mystery UK location where she will catch her own fish, build a shelter to live in and learn search and rescue.

Tracie said: “When I think of the challenges that the children and young people here go through every day of their short lives, this is nothing in comparison.”

Meanwhile colleague Tracey Hill is preparing for a seven-day arctic survival challenge where she will forage for food in minus 35 degrees in Northern Sweden.

Having gained a taste for icy adventures after a trip to Canada in 2010, Tracey said: “I wanted to do this to support our fantastic fundraising team. Five of my family members have been cared for by the hospice.”

To support Tracie Dempster in her Castaway Challenge visit

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