Create your life list, tick off a challenge and help a hospice

Vicki Pringle, from Amble, who is heading to Iceland.
Vicki Pringle, from Amble, who is heading to Iceland.

A charity is urging people to Do Something Great in 2015 and sign up to their life list challenge.

The life list was launched by St Oswald’s Hospice and although supporters are free to raise money by undertaking whatever is on their own life list, a selection of over 40 experiences has been put together by the charity to help people achieve a bronze, silver or gold life-list award.

Amble’s Vicki Pringle started her’s last year. The 29-year-old said: “I wanted to do something big before I turned 30 later this year, so I celebrated a little early by taking part in a once-in-a-lifetime trek to Iceland to raise money for St Oswald’s in October 2014.

“I have done quite a few things for the Hospice including their Midnight Walk, a sky dive, the St Oswald’s Way Walk and coffee mornings, but Iceland was an unforgettable experience which I will treasure forever, I am so glad I took the plunge and signed up. I plan to continue fund-raising for the Hospice in memory of my mum Nicola, and tick a few more things off my life list while I am at it.”

Kate Gilbertson, fund-raising manager at St Oswald’s, added: “Life list is a fantastic way for people to take the plunge and do that thing they have always fancied, or perhaps to mark a big birthday, but never had time to arrange.