The Wiltshire Air Ambulance Appeal has put the call out for men and ladies to take part in their very first overseas adventure taking place 19-23 September 2011 and, surprisingly, only women have signed up so far!
The challenge is to trek the highest Atlas Mountain in Morocco Jebel Toubkal as part of a team of twenty people. Toubkal stands 4167meters high and makes a great adventure for anyone who signs up to be part of the team.
Caroline Corrigan County Fundraiser said "I was really amazed to see that the only people to signed to trek Toubkal were ladies! We have had a few gents asking for information but have not yet signed up to take part. This trek can be a great starting point for people who’ve never completed a challenge like this before and ideal for people who are seasoned adrenalin seekers who want to add the highest Atlas Mountain to their list of achievements.
"Trekking in Morocco isn’t everyone’s first choice of overseas adventure as most people sign up for Kilimanjaro. The costs to do Kili are extremely high now and not everyone makes it to the top. Trek Toubkal takes 5 days to complete and we ask that all those who sign up raise a minimum of £1,500. This covers the cost of accommodation on your trek, flights, a doctor and a massive donation of £985 which comes to Wiltshire Air Ambulance".
Two ladies already signed up to take part are Claire Kelly, County Coordinator and Joanne Munday, Paramedic who both work for Wiltshire Air Ambulance.
Both ladies wanted to take on a challenge that really would take them out of their comfort zone.
Claire said "It’s very easy for me to see why doing this fundraiser will help the Appeal so much. I see the helicopter and the Paramedics go out and return from an incident and it never ceases to amaze me how quickly we can get to those who are in dire need of help. We are entirely dependent on public support and need to raise £700,000 each year to cover the running costs of the helicopter. We do not receive government funding and totally rely on the generosity of people of Wiltshire and from business support too. Anyone wishing to help the Appeal and set themselves a personal challenge should sign up and join our team of intrepid trekkers!"