A Northumbria student has walked up and down her stairs 1,789 times for charity

I nominate…

Northumbria University student, Pippa Macdonald, walked the length of the three peaks to raise money for Food 4 Heroes.

Food 4 Heroes is a new founded project which provides the NHS with meals during this time.

Pippa completed walking the length of Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike, by doing the equivalent whilst just walking up and down her staircase.

When The Newcastle Tab caught up with Pippa, she said she had previously been inspired to do a similar thing when she was a student at school, so was easily ready for the challenge.

She said: “I heard about the charity and wanted to get involved with donating so thought I would come up with a challenge which I could get lots of people involved in to try and spread the word about this amazing three week old charity which provides the NHS staff with food during and after their shifts.

“When I was 14 and at school I did a similar sort of thing and climbed our local hill eight times the equivalent of Mt Kenya. I came up with the idea to do a step up challenge indoors on my staircase. The idea is that you ‘step up 4 our NHS’ and do as many steps as you like.”

Pippa documented her journey on her Instagram stories as well as the Food 4 Heroes Instagram page.

All in all, she completed 15,24 steps and 1,789 journeys up the staircase, nominating people along the way all in the name of charity.

To get involved with the Step 4 our NHS challenge, just choose a landmark of your choice (it can be as many steps as you like), nominate four and donate four.

Well done Pippa!