An intrepid Mansfield resident has pulled in more than £5,000 after completing a mountainous task.
Vikki Roberts (32) set herself the strength-sapping challenge to reach base camp at Mount Everest, which she spent 24 weeks preparing for.
The trek took her 10 days and she covered more than 70 kilometres.
Vikki made the decision to undertake her first fundraising feat after tragically losing her cousin, Charlotte, suddenly to undiagnosed Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) in 2012. HCM is an inherited disease of the heart muscle, where the muscle wall of the heart becomes thickened.
Vikki originally set herself a target to raise £3,750, but is grateful to those who helped her smash her total.
She said “Arriving back in the UK and finding out that the amount of money I have now raised has surpassed my original target is fantastic. The support from not only family and friends, but my colleagues and suppliers at BM Catalysts has been great, so I can’t thank everyone enough for all of their support and kindness. Climbing to base camp has got to be one of the hardest things I have ever done, but it was extremely rewarding.”