A RUNCORN lady is hiking her way through national parks to raise funds for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust as a thank you for saving her life.

Therapist for the NHS Michelle Parrington, 37, who now lives in Exeter, completed a 25km, socially distanced walk with her friend Richard Hogben last Sunday and even found a chocolate bunny on her way.

Among the excursion paths she walked were Rosebarn Lane, Pennsylvania Road and Brampford Speke where someone had kindly laid out a chocolate bunny on a bench to take.

As Devon Air Ambulance aren't funded and rely solely on donations, Michelle decided to raise much needed funds to help with their services.

"In 2018 I had a serious car accident. I was cut from the wreckage by the fantastic Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service and airlifted to hospital by the amazing Devon Air Ambulance.

"The outcome would have been very different for me without the speedy intervention of the Devon Air Ambulance Team."

Michelle was meant to be completing a 25km Peak District trek with her friend of over 20 years Caroline White who lives beside her parents in Runcorn, but due to the coronavirus epidemic this has been put on hold until next year.

"For our friendaversary we went hiking in national parks in the Czech Republic and Germany and that's what solidified the idea for me. I knew I could do the hike to raise money."

To further get her in peak condition she has also joined her local walking group who she walks between eight to 13 miles with.

If you would like to make a donation to Michelle's fundraising page which currently stands at over £900, you can visit: https://justgiving.com/fundraising/michelle-parrington-caroline-white?fbclid=IwAR1Ewhv2TtDATuwEQ2-CmdLg-4Z24qm94p3AkPKr_R795XOui8Dir63BVxI.