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Trekkers return from Mont Blanc after raising over £24,000 for their local Air Ambulance charity

Written by Samantha Lade, Donr

Published on Monday, 17th September 2018

Trekkers return from Mont Blanc having raised £24,000 for Air Ambulance charity

A group of intrepid walkers have returned from a high-altitude trek to Mont Blanc in the Alps, whilst impressively raising over £24,000 for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) in the process.

A total of 18 trekkers spent three days walking along challenging Alpine paths.

Trekker Charlotte Fletcher said: 'I've thoroughly enjoyed getting to know everyone that I was trekking with, all amazing individuals that I would have probably never have crossed paths with otherwise. 

'It was very rewarding and you feel even better knowing you're doing it for a great cause that saves lives every day. I was mostly doing it for my dad, as the Air Ambulance gave him every change he could have had, so I wanted to do everything I could for them in return.'

Natasha Robertson, the Charity's Hertfordshire Fundraising Manager, said: 'It was an amazing experience for all us. 

'I'm reasonably fit, but on our journey into the mountains they did start to look very big and I wondered what I had got myself into!

'The trek was challenging but the scenery was stunning and we felt we were walking on top of the world. It was an honour to walk beside some of those who have been helped by our life-saving service and it’s an experience that I will treasure.'

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance's next walking adventure will see trekkers heading for the Great Wall of China in 2019, where they'll spend five days walking along one of the great Wonders of the World.

EHAAT’s Walk the Wall will take place in October 2019. An early bird registration fee of just £250 applies until December 14th 2018 and a minimum fundraising target of £3,300 is required.

Please visit the EHAAT website for more information.