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Derbyshire Duo walk 96 miles for DLRAA

Two friends from Derbyshire, Liz Granby and Theresa Jennison, took on an incredible 96 mile walk from Milngavie in Scotland to Fort William and raised over £3,000 for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA).

Liz and Theresa were wondering what they could do to raise money for our charity and decided that a sponsored walk would be a great idea. They set themselves a fundraising target of £500 and mapped their route, beginning at Milngavie, going through Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and finishing at Fort William.

The walk took them seven days and they walked an impressive average of 14 miles a day. The response to their fundraising efforts was amazing and they massively exceeded their £500 target, bringing in an incredible £3,100.

Liz said “Unfortunately, we are all too aware of the need for the air ambulance service. Living in the peak district, we are very remote and quite often we see it flying over having attended an incident. You never know who may need it and it’s good to know that it’s there. “It was a pleasure to raise money for such a worthy cause and we couldn’t have done it without all of the support we have received”.

DLRAA fundraiser Lee Bunting said “When Liz first spoke to me and informed me of her intention to walk 96 miles, I was incredibly impressed by the lengths she was going to raise funds for us. She said they had a fundraising target of £500, so I was completely blown away to see that she has been able to raise over £3,000!

“A huge congratulations to all involved and all who supported Liz and her friend Theresa, who did the walk with her. Thank you so much!”