Tania’s Challenges for Havens Hospices

January 24, 2020 by Leigh-on-sea.com

A local fitness studio owner is preparing to take on the National Three Peaks Challenge for Havens Hospices in June as a way of supporting the charity which helped her father and her family during his illness.

Tania Fisher, who runs Smart Fitness Studio in Leigh on Sea will be climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowden and walking approximately 26 miles all in the space of 24 hours to raise money for the hospice which offers palliative and supportive care to those living with a complex or incurable condition, either within the hospices or in the community. All its care is free of charge but can only continue thanks to the kindness and generosity of its supporters. 

Tania’s father, Brian Meyers from Leigh on Sea passed away in Fair Havens Hospice in November 2019, aged 71, having been ill for about three years. Says Tania, “The hospice had been actively supporting my mum, Yvonne, from the off, really, because my father was very poorly. When we all went down there, we found it to be a really calming place and everyone was so very supportive. We couldn’t have got through it without that.”

Tania likes to set herself challenges every year and has done some half marathons, cycled from London to Paris and done body building shows too.  “I wanted to do something different this year,” she says, “so I was looking through the challenges that Havens has to offer and the Three Peaks came up. I’m really nervous when it comes to heights and fear of the unknown and I thought that would be a really good challenge for me.” And that’s not all, she is also taking part in Challenge Ibiza and the Blenheim Triathlon in May, as well. 

“I’m doing these to raise money and help Havens who were amazing with my Dad and our family,” she continues. “Please help me to help them.”

To find out more about the National Three Peaks Challenge, e-mail ehamilton@havenshospices.org.uk or call  01702 220 308


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