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Family adventure to Everest raising money for Kesteven Rideability

Planning their trek to Everest are, from left, Ellie Barratt, Richard Barratt, Chloe Barratt, Nick Tilley and Donnella Barratt

Planning their trek to Everest are, from left, Ellie Barratt, Richard Barratt, Chloe Barratt, Nick Tilley and Donnella Barratt

A volunteer for Kesteven Rideability, her boyfriend and her family are all heading to Mount Everest in April to raise money for charity.

Chloe Barratt, 23, helps out at the saddle club which enables disabled people to go horse riding, but from April 4 to 20 she and her loved ones will be on the other side of the world climbing to Everest base camp which sits at 5500m above sea level.

Along with her mum, dad, sister Ellie and boyfriend Nick, Chloe will be walking six hours everyday over varied terrain, and attempting to avoid any altitude sickness by climbing higher during the day and then returning to lower ground to sleep at night.

The team of trekkers are paying for the trip themselves and have each chosen a charity to give their sponsorship money to, with Chloe fundraising for Kesteven Rideability as she knows what great work they do first-hand.

“I love volunteering at Kesteven Rda because it is so easy to see the effect and enjoyment that it brings to the kids,” said Chloe.

She has already exceeded her £500 target, while her 15-year-old sister Ellie has been fundraising for Water Aid and Nick, 22, has been collecting for the charity Dreams Come True.

As well as raising money for the Newark hospice Beaumond House, Chloe’s parents Donnella and Richard are marking their 25th wedding anniversary this year with the challenge.

Chloe explained: “My dad walked to Everest base camp when he was 22 with his mum and has always spoken of it which made me eager to do it.

“Me and my sister asked if we could come and to top it off my boyfriend Nick is coming too so it’s a whole family adventure!”

The family who live in Brant Broughton are preparing with lots of walks and gym sessions, and Chloe added: “I cannot believe that it is next month - I’m getting more and more excited!”

If you would like to sponsor Chloe go to https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/chloebarratt1

 

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