A jumble sale in aid of cancer counselling charity We Hear You (WHY) will take place at St Catharine's Parish Hall, Park Road, Frome on Saturday 23rd February from 12pm to 3pm.

On 31st August - 1st September a team of over 25 people are taking on the Three Peaks Challenge in aid of cancer counselling charity We Hear You (WHY). The team will hike up and down Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in the space of a single weekend, sleeping on minibuses in transit between trekking locations.

The challenge takes place during WHY's 25th anniversary year and the fundraising target is £25,000 to match. The team plan to raise this through a combinations of personal sponsorship of team members and a variety of fundraising events throughout the year, such as a recent cake sale and teddy tombola at Frome Leisure Centre which raised £323 for WHY. One of the team members, fitness instructor Alice Starr, said:

'We've had a fantastic response to our fundraising events so far. Our next fundraiser is the jumble sale and raffle, so come along, grab some bargains and pick up some raffle tickets to give you a chance of winning some fab prizes, including day passes to Center Parcs and a roast dinner at the Seven Stars in Winsley. There will also be cakes and hot drinks on sale, all in aid of local charity We Hear You.'

Alice and her team were inspired by their participation in 2018's successful world record attempt, organised by WHY fundraiser Rachel Clark, and decided to take on a major challenge of their own in support of the charity.

'On 2nd June 2018 I rallied up a Starr Fitness Team of Family and friends to help support WHY and take part in the Frome World Record Row attempt which we smashed. Buzzing from this amazing event, everyone was asking what we could do next so I looked up WHY’s challenge events and I found the Three Peaks Challenge. It was a challenge I believed many of my friends and family could achieve with training, determination and belief, especially with the support of a big team completing it together. We gave ourselves over a year to train, prepare and raise money for WHY so on 31st August 2019 we will be on our way to completing Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England and then to Mount Snowdon in Wales, all completed by 1st September.'

We Hear You (WHY) provides a free professional counselling service for anyone affected by a diagnosis of cancer or another life threatening condition. This includes family, friends, colleagues and carers as well as patients.

The Three Peaks team jumble sale takes place in St Catharine's Parish Hall, Park Road, Frome, on Saturday 23rd February from 12pm to 3pm. To donate items for the raffle, please contact the team through the We Hear You (WHY) Jumble Sale Facebook event.

To refer yourself for counselling with We Hear You, please call 01373 455255 or email

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