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Crestbridge Family Office Services team take on Three Peaks Challenge for Jersey Cancer Relief

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12 September 2023
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A team of seven colleagues from Crestbridge Family Office Services in Jersey came together last month to take part in a gruelling physical challenge, attempting to climb the three tallest peaks in England, Scotland, and Wales to raise money for a local charity.

The team succeeded in raising over £5,000 in total for Jersey Cancer Relief. The climbs included Scafell Pike in England, Scotland’s Ben Nevis, and Snowdon in Wales, covering a total walking distance of 26 miles and over 3,000 metres of ascent. And all within the space of 24 hours on 4th and 5th August.

The challenge was particularly personal for Andrea Sturges, Manager at Crestbridge Family Office Services, who was herself diagnosed with breast cancer, and received significant practical, logistical, and financial support from Jersey Cancer Relief.

The other team members taking on the challenge with Andrea were Chloë Blampied, Melloney Bond, Chris Cameron, Daniel Cavey, Hannah Le Claire, and Jack Rondel.

Founded in 1968, Jersey Cancer Relief was incorporated as a Jersey charity in 1973 to support cancer patients and their families who were finding it difficult to cope financially because of their illness. The charity offers broad financial assistance where there is a need to Jersey residents affected by cancer in its many forms, from doctor’s fees, supplements, and dressings, to travel to the UK, nursing care, medical equipment, and even loan mobile phones for patients needing to travel to the UK.

Commenting on the fundraising initiative, Andrea said:

“I was 29 when I received my diagnosis and the support and compassion I received from Jersey Cancer Relief was massive – in particular because my son was so young. The practical and logistical help the team gave me during a really difficult time when I had to spend significant periods in the UK for treatment was invaluable. This is my way of trying to give back to a local charity that does a tremendous job – and to complete this challenge with the support of my colleagues makes it even more special.”

Anne Pryke, Chair, Jersey Cancer Relief added:

“There is always so much to think about when someone is diagnosed and receiving treatment for cancer and often it’s the practical and financial implications of the illness that can weigh most heavily on people – particularly where there are young families and frequent trips to the UK involved.

“Jersey Cancer Relief exists to provide support in those areas, so that people can focus on themselves and their families when they need to most, and not the financial burden. We’re really grateful to the team at Crestbridge for their efforts to help raise such a good sum to support our work in the local community.”

Further information about Jersey Cancer Relief can be found here.