Ambulance team conquer the Arctic Circle for charity

Date: 25 August 2017

Pictured from left to right: Adam Wright, Rod Wells and Martin Grove.

A team of Suffolk emergency services colleagues have crossed the finish line of their gruelling trek through the Arctic Circle.

East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Martin Grove, who is also a firefighter, Paramedic and Coastguard Adam Wright from Ormesby, and Rod Wells, a critical care paramedic, Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) responder and lifeboat coxswain from Gorleston, completed the 114km trek earlier this month in three and a half days, to raise money for Suffolk Accident and Rescue Service (SARS).

Martin based at Waveney station,said: “It was hard, difficult but a truly amazing once in a lifetime experience. We were known amongst other hikers as word had got out we were completing in for charity. There were a few injuries on the way due to the terrain, but we gritted teeth and got it done.” 

The team undertook the challenge earlier this month (August) and have so far raised more than £1800.

The charity SARS provide voluntary specialist doctors and paramedics to assist EEAST at the scenes of incidents where patients require an enhance level of medical care before they reach hospital.

If you would like to make a donation, you can via JustGiving or by texting HMED047 and the amount you wish to donate to 70070.

You can also check out the team’s journey by video here.

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