In March of 2024 one of our patients, William Howe, decided to climb to the top of Mount Olympus in Greece. In doing so he wanted to promote our Charity in a trailblazing way; and he certainly did just that!! And he stated the following :-

“As anyone who knows me is aware, I am not one for sitting around. In the last few years, I have had a variety of short stays in ‘Hotel 6D’, the Regional Liver Unit in the Royal Victoria Hospital plus, a full hip replacement last year.

In early March I decided to challenge myself and to reach the summit of Mt. Olympus, home of the gods.

My successful and speedy recovery was a direct result of the technical expertise of the Consultants & Doctors, the care and skill of the nursing staff, the camaraderie of fellow patients and the retro ice-lollies from the RVH Shop.

Dr. McCorry will know well from his marathon running, and something I have learned from 20 years of Alpine climbing, that you need both physical and mental strength to achieve your goal. As I was told many years ago “it’s in the head, more than the legs.” The RVH supported me with both.

William Howe

Mt. Olympus, Greece,

March 24th”.