2021 Fundraising Special!

15 Peaks in 15 Days Fundraising Challenge

12th – 26th June 2021

Interview with Sarah Blossom about her 15 Peaks in 15 days challenge

We are absolutely bowled over by the support and generosity of all the people who have message, donated and even those who joined us on the last day to celebrate. Sarah has more then DOUBLED her fundraising target, and we couldn’t be prouder!! See the Just Giving page here.

Solace is celebrating 15 years of providing mental health support to refugees and asylum seekers. Senior Therapist Sarah Blossom is embarking on a personal fundraising challenge to climb 15 peaks in 15 days as part of Refugee Week 2021, and this years’ theme ‘We cannot walk alone’.

The total distance will be 216km and the total elevation (climb) will be 15,333m. This is equivalent to the elevation of Everest almost twice!

*A mountain is any elevation of land that reaches at least 2000ft (610m) with a slope greater than 2 degrees.


The challenge for Sarah, accompanied by her partner, will be to reach 15 mountain* summits (one per day, for 15 days) returning to the valley each night and camping to start the following day. Sarah will do every summit raising funds for Solace and awareness of this year’s Refugee Week campaign We cannot walk alone. We are asking people to give what you can to this fundraising appeal. All funds will go directly to Solace to support the work that we do.

The walks begin on Saturday 12th June and finishes on Saturday 26th June.

Follow Sarah’s progress on Twitter #15Peaks15Days, or like our Facebook page for updates https://www.facebook.com/solaceleeds/

26/06/21 Day 15 Whernside & finished!!!

25/06/21 day 14 Summit Dow Crag

24/06/21 day 13 Summits Nethermost Pike and Dollywaggon

23/06/21 day 12 Summit Skiddaw and Ullock Pike

22/06/21 Day 11 Summit Helvellyn

21/06/21 Day 10 Summit Blencathra

20/06/21 Day 9 Summits Pillar, Red Pike and Yewbarrow

19/06/21 Day 8 Summits Scarfell Pike and lingmell

18/06/21 Day 7 Illgill Head and Whin Rigg

17/06/21 Day 6 Summit – Hart Crag and Fairfield

16/06/21 Day 5 – summit Caudale Moor

15/6/21 Day 4 summit – Pike O Blisco

Day 4 – Starting to get tired

14/06/21 Day 3 summit – Harrison Stickle & Pike of Stickle peaks

Day 3 – Being in an unknown place

13/06/21 Day 2 summit – Pen y Ghent

Day 2 – Sleep Problems

12/06/21 Day 1 summit – Ingleborough

Saturday 12th June – Sarah sets off

Day 1 – thinking about leaving home

Sarah is keeping us up to speed with films from her training.


Tough Day

15th May 2021