TWO Rubery-based paramedics are set to scale Snowdon seven times in seven days to raise funds for charity after a close friend was diagnosed with incurable cancer.
Amanda Hill and Kay Alexander, based at Hollymoor Ambulance Hub in Rubery, will be walking up and down Mount Snowdon in Wales via the Llanberis route for seven consecutive days from July 7 with their final ascent planned on July 13.
The duo are hoping to raise £1,500 each for two charities close to their hearts.
A close friend of Amanda’s has Neuroendocrine Tumours (NET), a currently incurable cancer, and is raising money for Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham who are funding NET research.
Amanda, 47, from Kidderminster, said: “I want to to help raise money for NET research in the hope that, one day, a cure will be found for this type of cancer.
“I am doing this for Dave, his family and other patients who suffer from this cancer.”
Kay’s little boy Alex was born with a critical heart condition and is raising money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital where Alex received life-saving treatment.
The 40-year-old from Birmingham, said: “I got told that my new born baby would need surgery on his heart when he was just one day old.
“We got transferred to the Birmingham Children’s Hospital and, six days later Alex had open heart surgery which took many nail biting hours and afterwards, spent many days on the paediatric intensive care unit.
“If it wasn’t for the brilliant teams at the hospital he wouldn’t be here now.
“I owe them his life, so for that I’m doing these fundraising walks and supporting my friend Amanda.”
Alternatively, you can donate to NET by texting JLUA57 to 70070 or BCH by texting KAYA47 to 70070 with the amount you wish to donate.