Sue Ryder Nurses reach new heights to raise funds for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice

Two daredevil Sue Ryder Nurses took to the skies on Sunday 20 September in a bid to raise money for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, where they both work.

Rachael Delaney and Saima Ghafoor walking on Infinity Bridge.
Sue Ryder Nurses Saima Ghafoor and Rachael Delaney crossing the Infinity Bridge.

Facing fears at 2,000 feet

Rachael Delaney and colleague Saima Ghafoor, who both have a fear of heights, faced their fears to walk across the infamous Infinity Bridge at Honister Pass in Cumbria. Suspended 2,000ft above the valley floor, the high wire bridge is one of the highest in the world and the longest of its kind in Britain.

The duo took on the challenge to raise much-needed funds for the hospice in Oxenhope, which provides expert palliative care, advice and support for local people who are living with life-limiting conditions.

“We are so pleased with our achievement and that money is still coming in for the charity we work for”

Rachael said: “It was an amazing experience – talk about facing your fears head on! The views were incredible and once you step out onto the rope all your stresses and worries are gone. We are so pleased with our achievement and that money is still coming in for the charity we work for. Every pound really does make a difference.”

Saima Ghafoor and Rachael Delaney crossing the Infinity Bridge, above the valley floor below.

Harriet Wood, Community Fundraiser at Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, said: “A huge well done to Rachael and Saima for facing their fears and conquering the Infinity Bridge. Not only are they providing expert care and support to patients and their families every day, but they are also taking on their own fundraising activities to support the hospice during this difficult time. We can’t thank them enough.”

“Not only are they providing expert care and support, but they are also taking on their own fundraising activities to support the hospice during this difficult time”

With fundraising events cancelled for the rest of this year and no clear indication of how long it will take for Sue Ryder’s charity shops to return to normal trading, Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice anticipates a funding gap of £1.5m for this financial year, meaning support from our fundraisers and donations are more crucial than ever before.

Find out further information on Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, the specialist palliative care and support they provide, as well as how you can support them to be there when it matters.

Support Rachael and Saima's challenge

They have currently raised £245, but you can help them and Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice raise even more towards their palliative care.