Daredevils prepare to tackle world's second highest mountain in aid of Cornwall Air Ambulance
THIRTY ONE volunteers left Cornwall on Wednesday to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust.
The group assembled at the air ambulance HQ, close to Newquay Cornwall Airport, before making the 18-hour journey to the foothills of Africa's tallest mountain.
Paula Martin, chief executive for the charity, said: "This is the first ever overseas big group challenge fundraising event for the Cornwall air ambulance and we were overwhelmed with the response. So far they have raised more than £75,000 for the charity after the costs of the trip.
"I want to congratulate everyone and thank all of their sponsors for helping to raise such a phenomenal sum of money. Everyone at air ambulance HQ is very proud of them and we are watching their progress, thanks to the GPS tracker they have taken with them."
To view the team's progress, visit www.cornwallairambulan cetrust.org/kilimanjaro