AN intrepid fundraiser is setting off on a mission to Everest Base Camp in help of the Wales Air Ambulance charity.
Steve Williams, of Swansea, a Group First Responder for the Welsh Ambulance Service, is setting off for Nepal and the world’s largest mountain on 25 April as a part of a gaggle of 12.
The group intention to finish the problem in 14 days, trekking from Lukla on the foot of Mount Everest to one of many two well-known Base Camps and again.
Talking of his upcoming problem, Steve stated: “I’ve accomplished many runs, rides and even the Three Peaks Problem however that is by far my largest check thus far.
“I’ve first-hand expertise in emergency conditions and understand how essential time is in saving lives.
“For this reason I picked Wales Air Ambulance as my chosen charity. I hope to boost over £2,000 for them.”
The guided trek will embrace acclimatization days to assist cope with the altitude illness however Steve has some additional inspiration to assist him alongside.
He stated: “I’m being joined on the problem by my pal and former colleague David Hawkshaw, which is an actual bonus for motivation.
“I’m additionally doing this in reminiscence of my late father, whom I misplaced in July 2018 after he battled Alzheimer’s.”
Expertise allowing, Steve hopes to maintain a day by day weblog throughout his journey.
Mark Stevens, Wales Air Ambulance Fundraising Supervisor, stated: “The trek alone is an unimaginable private problem for Steve and deserves respect and assist. The truth that he’s elevating cash for us within the course of is humbling and we can’t thank him sufficient.
“We not too long ago launched a fundraising marketing campaign to advertise our intention of turning into a 24/7 service and it’s assist like this that ensures we shall be obtainable for the folks of Wales, each day and night time.
“Wales Air Ambulance medics are proud to work alongside our Welsh Ambulance colleagues and collectively we attempt to ship the absolute best take care of the folks of Wales.”
The Wales Air Ambulance is the most important air ambulance service within the UK and desires £8m a 12 months to maintain its 4 life-saving helicopters within the sky.
Since their inception in 2001, the Wales Air Ambulance have flown greater than 34,000 missions.
To sponsor Steve head to www.justgiving.com/Steve-Williams87 the place you’ll be able to donate and skim extra about his efforts.