Climbing a mountain to help a good cause

Chris Wright, Maggie Wright, Nicky Shaw, Ron Overton, Nigel Minchin, Mark Hunter, Greg Downing and Jeanette Lendon.' Reachout Plus supporters at Everest base camp
Chris Wright, Maggie Wright, Nicky Shaw, Ron Overton, Nigel Minchin, Mark Hunter, Greg Downing and Jeanette Lendon.' Reachout Plus supporters at Everest base camp
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Nine supporters of charity Reach Out Plus have trekked to an Everest base camp to raise a total of £17,000 for the Hertfordshire charity.

The team included Jeanette Lendon from Redbourn and Chris and Maggie Wright from Hemel Hempstead.

Money was raised by individual events put on by some of the trekkers on the lead up to the trip, as well as sponsored support from family, friends and colleagues.

The three-week included hiking for 14 days ending at Everest Base Camp.

Charity director Ron Overton, who joined the party, said; “It was an amazing experience and the views were absolutely breathtaking.

“The trek itself was a lot harder than any of us were expecting but that just made the sense of achievement even greater. I am so grateful to all of my fellow trekkers for not only raising such a fantastic amount of money for Reach Out Plus, but for their enthusiasm and support on the Trek.”

“We will be running another overseas challenge in October, to Kilimanjaro. If you fancy the trip of a life time while also raising money for a good cause, please get in touch to express you interest.”

Reach Out Plus is a disability charity based in Hertfordshire creating opportunities to change people’s lives.