Friday, 30 August 2019 00:00

Paramedics to trek 24 miles next week for charity

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Paramedics to trek 24 miles next week for charity

On Sunday 8th September hundreds of people will be supporting the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) and their mission to fly 24/7 from Norwich next year by completing either a 24 mile or 24 kilometre trek along the north Norfolk coast. 

The 24 mile trek will start at West Runton and the 24 K trek from Cley, both finishing at Holkham Hall.

Taking part and passionately raising funds for the life-saving charity is EAAA long-serving critical care paramedic, Rod Wells, who will be leading a team of paramedics along the coastal trek.

Trekking with Rod will be his two close friends, Martin Harris and Jared Grove, who both work for the East of England Ambulance Service as paramedics. The team of three have previously completed a 100K Artic Circle Trek together, and have joined forces again to complete Trek 24 and raise vital funds for EAAA.

About the event, Rod said: “I’ve worked as a critical care paramedic for the East Anglian Air Ambulance for just over 15 years and always love taking on new challenges which help to keep me fit for the job. This is a brand-new fundraising activity along the beautiful north Norfolk coastline to help us raise the extra £1 million a year we will need to fly 24/7 from our Norwich base next year. I’m really looking forward to taking part, especially with by two good friends Martin and Jaredm and to meeting other EAAA supporters along the way and sharing the trek with them.”

To sponsor Rod, Martin and Jared, go to:https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rod-wells2  

To buy a ticket to the Trek 24 event, go to: www.trek-24.co.uk before Sunday 1 September.

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