THE family of a popular Uttoxeter woman who was tragically killed in a fire at her home are preparing to climb three of the highest mountains in the UK to raise funds for the organisations which fought to save her.
Lisa Oldham’s husband, brother, father and son will be among those taking part in the Three Peaks Challenge on June 14 to June 15 next year to raise funds for the Midlands Air Ambulance, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Birmingham, and the Dove Valley Community First Responders.
The mother-of-two, 38, was injured in a fire at her Wood Lane home as she was attempting to light a bio-ethanol burner. She passed away more than a week later, on June 30, after bravely battling for life at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
The loss of such a much-loved woman inspired her brother Glyn, with the support of close friends and family, to undertake the task which will require a great deal of mental and physical strength.
Now, 14 of her friends and family, including husband Richard, son Douglas, father Peter Douglas and Glyn, with two support team drivers, are preparing to undertake the epic challenge of climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in just 24 hours in a bid to raise more than £15,000, £5,000 each for the three charities close to their hearts.
The date of the event will mark the anniversary of her accident and birthday.
The group has set up a website, at www.3peaksforlisa.com, to raise awareness of the mammoth challenge and to allow people to donate to the three charities.
Paying tribute to his daughter on the website, Uttoxeter businessman Mr Douglas said: “She was the light of our lives and we will never come to terms with what has happened.
“To lose someone in any circumstances is difficult, but to lose Lisa at such a young age is unbearable.
She was so full of life and had so much to live for.
“Lisa was so many things to so many people — a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend — but above all she was a fighter and will be greatly missed.” Further information on the challenge and details of how to donate to the worthy causes is available at www.3peaksforlisa.com