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Haxey woman set to take on Snowdon at night to raise funds for lifesaving charity

Haxey woman set to take on Snowdon at night to raise funds for lifesaving charity

Rebecca Bland is taking on a Snowdon at Night challenge to raise funds to support the lifesaving missions of The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS), in memory of her dad.

The overnight challenge begins on 20 July 2024 in the town of Llanberis, in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, and will see participants trekking to the summit of Snowdon at night, then descending back down the mountain where they’ll be greeted with a well-earned celebratory breakfast.

With Snowdon being Wales’ highest mountain at 1085m, this will be a gruelling challenge to undertake at night.

Rebecca is taking on this epic challenge to raise funds to support The Air Ambulance Service after they came to the assistance of her dad after an incident at work. Sadly, her dad didn’t survive, but Rebecca wanted to give back to the charity that helped so greatly in her dad’s time of need.

“I chose to take on this particular challenge as my dad always used to enjoy taking us on camping trips and hiking when we were younger, and he completed the national three peaks, Snowdon, Scafell Pike, and Ben Nevis in 1997, so it seems like the perfect challenge to do in his memory,” said Rebecca Bland.

“The Air Ambulance Service did all they could to help my dad after he was involved in an accident at work and I hope to be able to give back to the lifesaving charity after what they did to help him.

“I’d like to continue to raise awareness of the charity and the fact that they receive no government or National Lottery funding for their lifesaving missions. I want them to continue to be able to able to help people just like my dad,” she expressed.

The Air Ambulance Service operates the local air ambulance services for Warwickshire & Northamptonshire (WNAA) and Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland (DLRAA) as well as the national paediatric and neonatal transfer service, the Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA), covering the whole of the UK.

Morgan Turnbull, Junior Events Manager for the charity said:

“We would like to say a big thank you to Rebecca for signing up to take on the Snowdon at Night challenge to raise vital funds to support our lifesaving charity in memory of her dad.”

“We wish her luck for the challenge ahead and we’re very grateful as our lifesaving missions rely on the generosity of people like her within our local communities to raise the vital funds needed for each mission.”

“Each person that signs up to take on one of our challenge events will not only be achieving great personal milestones but will also be raising funds to support further lifesaving missions as well as keeping our helicopters operational,” she expressed.

You can support Rebecca’s Snowdon at Night challenge here: Rebecca Bland is fundraising for The Air Ambulance Service (

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