Mary Ann Evans Hospice supporter, Barry Goss, completed the epic challenge of summiting 24 peaks in 24 hours across the Lake District. Back in September, Barry defeated the 2400ft heights & raised well over his original target of £1,000 for the Hospice! Pictured with Day Hospice team member, Jean, Barry presented his cheque for £1,650, which he raised via sponsorship from friends, family & even fellow walkers who emptied their pockets at the summit of Cat Bells.

Barry said “When I first signed up, I was thinking ‘what have I let myself in for’, but had some brilliant support for a fantastic cause! I first decided to take the challenge on when I received the Hospice newsletter, back in Winter 2016, where I spotted an article about a work colleague who had received care from the Hospice, but had sadly passed away. After reading about the support the Hospice gave to his family, I knew I wanted to do something to help funds. Thanks must go to my family, friends & neighbours, with special mention to the Ambleside five aside lads & the early bird swimming crew.”

The Hospice would like to thank Barry for all of his hard work, especially following his knee injury, with Hospice Fundraiser Gemma saying, “Barry has achieved something incredible & has raised a wonderful amount of money, allowing us to continue to support our patients & their families in the local community.”

Inspired by Barry’s efforts? Want to take on a challenge for the Hospice yourself? We’ve just launched our challenges for 2018 and know you’ll want to get involved! Visit for more details. Where will you go?