Lady Penny Lancaster Stewart had a “magical experience” when she climbed the mountain to honor the memory of the dead police officers.
The Free Women star, who works with the City of London Police as Special Constable, was honored to participate in the annual Light the Lakes fundraising event, during which she climbed the summit of Lingmoor Fell (1,539 feet) in the Lake District. and help light 2000 rockets before dawn.
She spoke in the new issue of the British magazine HELLO! magazine: “It was a magical experience. When we reached the top, it seemed to me that we are on another planet, it was almost deafeningly silent.
“The climb was uplifting, warming and touching, challenging on many levels, but very rewarding. It had to be difficult, otherwise we would not have felt this resilience and determination.
“We could see lights from other peaks. Where the rockets went out, there were streams of smoke that looked like early morning fog. It was really special. “
The climb was not easy, but 50-year-old Penny, who is the patron of COPS, a charity that helps the surviving families of police officers who died in the line of duty, is “so glad” to get involved.
She said: “We climbed to the top among sheep, heather and falling shale, and it rained horizontally. But on reflection, there was a lot of laughter, camaraderie, and story sharing. I’m so glad I could be a part of this. “
A particularly “special moment” for Penny, who has sons Alistair, 15, and Aiden, 10, with husband Sir Rod Stewart, was spent with Lissy Harper, whose husband, Constable Andrew Harper, passed away in 2019 after calling for a burglary.
She said: “Lissy told me that Andrew would love to make this ascent with her, and I told her:“ He, he is with you now. And when we are at the top of the mountain, you “will be even closer to him.” We held flares, hugged and remembered Andrew and everyone else. It was really special. “