Derbyshire man will take on 1000-mile challenge to support lifesaving charity
Lewis Malone from Derbyshire will take on a gruelling three Peaks challenge this year to support the lifesaving missions of the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA), which this year celebrates 15 years of vital service.
On 23 July 2023, Lewis will take on a mammoth 1,000-mile round-trip challenge in 7 days, climbing Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis – riding an average of 140 miles a day unsupported.
Starting from home, Lewis will cycle to Snowdonia where he will set up camp for the night, either at a campsite, or wild camping. With a mixture of hiking and cycling, Lewis will accomplish the three Peaks over the next few days, before cycling from Scotland back to Derbyshire – which is around 400 miles- to finish this tough challenge.
“I have been lucky enough over the years with the various hobbies and interests I have, that I have never needed assistance from the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance, but I do know people who have,” explained Lewis.
“They would’ve had a very different life if this charity and their crews didn’t exist. We should all support them in any way that we can so that the lifesaving missions can continue to save lives across Derbyshire and further afield,” he added.
The Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance is at a very exciting chapter in its history. For 15 years it has been able to provide pre-hospital critical care 24/7, 365 days per year at road traffic collisions, sports events, medical emergencies such as cardiac arrest, or accidents in the home.
DLRAA Community Fundraising Executive Tracey Jones said, “Support like this from inspirational people taking on challenges to fundraise for us is important to the charity as we receive no government funding and rely solely on donations such as these to remain operational”.
“We would like to say a huge thank you to Lewis for taking on this challenge this year so that our lifesaving missions can continue, and we wish him all the best of luck,” she expressed.
Lewis has set his fundraising target at £1,500 and needs the public’s support to help spur him on as he takes on the challenge. To support him in his venture, please visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lewismalones3peaks
As the charity is celebrating its 15th anniversary, it’s asking supporters to help mark this momentous milestone and support it so that its lifesaving missions can continue. There are many ways to get involved, why not visit a charity store and grab a bargain, donate unwanted clothing to one of many clothing banks, host clothing back, get involved in a challenge event, fundraise, make a one-off donation, be a regular giver, or even sign up to volunteer.
For more information or to get involved please visit: www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk or call 0300 3045 999.