30 March 2022

Pete Checketts, an Anaesthetic and Intensive Care Doctor working at PRH, will begin solo hiking across the Shropshire hills on 4 April for a duration of approximately six days.

The epic challenge is 85 miles in total and Pete will be ticking off the 20 highest hills in Shropshire as he goes. Pete will be carrying all the food and equipment he needs on his back and camping along the way.

Pete is raising money for a charity called Doctors in Distress. They run confidential mental health support groups for doctors and other medical professionals, with the ultimate aim of preventing suicide.

Pete said: “As a doctor in the NHS, I am all too familiar with the devastating and long-reaching consequences of mental illness and suicide. As such, when a colleague takes their own life, those effects are felt across the entire profession.

“And so, I am hiking the 20 highest points in Shropshire to raise funds for Doctors in Distress, a charity committed to tackling the stigma around seeking mental health support as an NHS worker.”

So far Pete has managed to raise a fantastic £1,224. If you would like to support this worthy cause and donate to Pete’s JustGiving page then you can do so by clicking here.

Pete has a live GPS tracking page for the challenge which you can follow by clicking here.

You can also follow Pete’s progress via his Instagram account (@petechecketts).

Best of luck, Pete!