Search for volunteers to join Everest charity trek

Runcorn and Widnes World: Helen Crowther Helen Crowther

INTREPID Helen Crowther is mounting another marathon feat.

She will be scaling Everest world’s highest mountain, in October, 2013 and is looking for volunteers to join her.

She hopes her daunting challenge will raise vital funds for The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust, where she works as a fundraiser and press officer.

Helen, from, Runcorn, will climb to a height of 5,545 metres over 13 days, in extreme cold and spartan conditions.

She has already trekked along the Great Wall of China, through the Grand Canyon, and the Sahara Desert.

Helen, aged 41, of Clarence Street, who is terrified of heights, said: “This will be the hardest thing I’ve ever done.

“It will be a difficult terrain, very cold, with no access to running water.

“It is a massive challenge.

“I can get myself mega fit with training and walking but the altitude could hit me.”

Overseas trekking events have raised more than £130,000 for this charity which provides joy and pleasure for local terminally-ill, disabled and disadvantaged children.

Helen said: “We change kids’ lives and give them tremendous opportunities. We don’t see disability as a barrier. We open their eyes to what they can do and achieve.

“Volunteers who go on our treks have life changing experiences that they remember for the rest of their lives.

“They meet new people and challenge themselves.

“I know from personal experience what a fantastic opportunity it is. I count myself very lucky to be doing it.”

Each person taking part must raise a minimum of £2,995, and full fundraising and training support will be provuided by the charity.

Call 01565 830 053 for details or visit the trek’s website at caft.co.uk/ challenge/everest-base-camp.

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