Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

Trek raises money for air ambulance

Ben Abbott and Hollie Perryman, Wiltshire Air Ambulance, James Gare, MHA Monahans, Graham Drake, Rygor, Clive Milner, Rocking Horse NurseryA charity trek that saw 60 participants walking up to 52 miles past seven of Wiltshire's iconic white horses has raised over £2,000 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

The 13th annual White Horse Challenge – a two-day event which follows a 27-mile route between Devizes and Marlborough – raised £2,056 – bringing its rolling total to £147,000.

James Gare, a partner at Swindon accountancy firm MHA Monahans, said: "“For the past 13 years, we have jointly organised the White Horse Challenge together with Rygor Commercials and the Rocking Horse Nursery and we have raised over £147,000 in total over this time.

“Each year we continue to be blown away by the effort and dedication that the crew and their supporting team show and the incredible, life-saving stories they tell.

“We have always felt it is vitally important to support our local air ambulance as they receive no government funding, yet many of us know people who would not be here today if it wasn’t for them. We’re proud to support the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.”

The challenge took place in July, and the cheque was presented to Wiltshire Air Ambulance earlier this month.