On 18 June, friends and family of paramedic Lorna Lambden completed a 24-hour trek around the Isle of Wight, to raise money in her memory for the London Air Ambulance and RNLI Lifeboat Appeal.
27 year old Lorna passed away suddenly in December 2010, after accidentally overdosing on medication prescribed to help her with insomnia and subsequent dips in her energy levels.
Known for her love of challenges, Lorna completed both the London Marathon and a trek to Everest Base Camp, which is why Fergus Boden, Roy Lambden, Sandy Lambden, Heather Lambden, Will McDonald, Jenny Barber- Lomax, Richard Gamble, Alasdair Boden and Seb Clover all chose to undertake the 100km walking challenge.
Nicknamed Doogle by her family, the Lambden’s decided to name the challenge ‘Doogle’s Dawdle’, which they proudly completed- even managing to raise a glass at the end in Lorna’s memory!
London’s Air Ambulance is London’s only helicopter emergency medical service, which provides pre-hospital care to victims of serious injury throughout London- serving the 10 million people who live, work and commute within the M25.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is the charity that saves lives at sea. The RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crew rescue an average of 22 people every day around the coasts and waterways of Britain and Ireland. From 235 lifeboat stations, they are well trained and equipped to put to sea in the most fearsome conditions when the call comes. RNLI lifeguards patrol more than 140 beaches in England and Wales.
If you would like to sponsor the trekkers, go to: virginmoneygiving.com/roundiow