St John’s Ambulance fundraising challenge

by | 6 November 2020 | Gainsborough, Local Charity

Eddie Worrell, of Gate Burton near Gainsborough, has walked the West Highland Way from Glasgow to Fort William, some 154km, to raise money for St John Ambulance. Inspired to take on a challenge in aid of St John Ambulance after taking to their first aiders at a recent event, he is hoping Gainsborough Life readers will add their support to his fundraising. He said: “I’m not a St John volunteer, however I recently attended an event in Gainsborough where the St John Ambulance crews were present. After spending some time talking to the crew about what it is to be a volunteer and what St John is actually about, I was inspired to take on this challenge to support them. I’ve seen the ambulances around and they just quietly get on with caring for people. These guys give their free time to care for our communities and even more so throughout the pandemic, supporting the NHS in the fight against COVID-19.”
During September, Eddie took on the West Highland Way, the Great Glen Way, and the Affric Kintail. The West Highland Way is a linear long distance route in Scotland, 154km long with an element of hill walking in the route. As if this wasn’t enough, he also competed The Great Glen Way, running from Fort William to Inverness an additional 125km and wild camping the whole way, and the Affric Kintail, which covers around 70km with a total elevation gain / loss of over 6,500ft.
The weather was not kind and the walk was not easy so let’s give Eddie a boost and help him reach his target. Please donate whatever you can, every penny helps, via www.justgiving.com/fundraising/westhighlandway-eddie-worrell.