Everest In the Lakes
5 - 6 Nov 2021

Everest in the lake - keeping cancer real

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Rachel Hosking

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143% of £2,500.00 target

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Keeping it real & raising money for Cancer Research UK

Cancer research has been the centre of my fundraising for over 17-years starting when we tragically lost my cousin Tracie at just 32 years of age. I have since witnessed many families and friends touched by this disease with most recovering aided by the amazing treatment available but equally and sadly, we have lost loved ones too.

I have striven to push myself to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. To find challenges that are real challenges, from running marathons to climbing mountains in Africa, trekking trails in South America, sky diving and cycling across France with the odd ice-bath challenge thrown-in during Lockdown. Together, we have raised a whopping £125,000.

On 6th November, this year I will be attempting the Everest in the Lakes Challenge. The goal is simple, together with my friend Jo we will climb the height of Everest, the world’s highest peak whilst raising money for Cancer Research UK.

This is a physically demanding event is taking place in the beautiful Lake District. We will be pushed to our limits to reach half the height of Everest over two days. That is 14,514 feet each of elevation gain, although we will be hiking the full height including the descent! This is estimated to take up to 14-hours a day, or however long it takes to finish each day’s stage.

All charities have been hit hard during COVID with scheduled events cancelled and fundraising halted. Cancer has not stopped during COVID, and research needs to continue to find the best treatments for our family & friends.

My dear school chum Sharon is one of these friends who was diagnosed with breast cancer during Covid. She has vowed to "keep it real" by uploading regular vlogs about her treatment, fellow cancer patients and complete strangers to help bring awareness and comfort to those on the same journey.

Her inspirational, no-hole’s barred vlogs are powerful and moving, with a large dollop of humour that inspired me to channel her energy, positivity, and can-do attitude. This challenge is for Sharon in the hope that her fabulously infectious energy aids my journey of scaling the height of Everest with all monies raised donated to breast cancer research.

My aim is to raise £1,000 so please give what you can and donate to my page today and help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

Thank you, Rachel xx

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Sarah Prowse



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I truly Admire you …. Lilac lady ❌🤣🤣


Sarah Edwards



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You are a true inspiration! X

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Rachel Hosking


We did it! £3,478.45 for Cancer Research UK. Thank you for your support through all my training and fund raising. It was certainly an extremely tough challenge with over 65km walked with 12 miles on Saturday and 9.5hrs on Sunday. With 77mph gusts on Saturday and driving rain this was a tough day one. Starting in the dark and ending in the dark complete with head torches it was head down most of the way to avoid the rain getting down our jackets. But when it eased it was fab chatting to the other amazing ladies and guides who were on this journey with us. After trying to dry all the kit, unsuccessfully with my boots, we were off again at 7am Sunday with no rain, thankfully, but still extremely strong winds. We headed upwards most of the day in spectacular scenery, really feeling on top of the world at times. A tough windy day but made all the better for reaching the bunk house just before dark then off to the pub for a celebratory steak & chips and earned glass or two of wine!


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Huge thanks to all the skittlers at the Carlton Serious About Events weekend for supporting us with our CRUK bands and donations. x


Greg Power



Well done as always Rachel... best foot forward... when you doing a sponsored Dance-Off 😂👊

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