Ambulance team conquer the Arctic Circle for charity

From left to right - Adam Wright, Rod Wells and Martin Grove. Picture: EEAST

From left to right - Adam Wright, Rod Wells and Martin Grove. Picture: EEAST - Credit: Archant

Three ambulance service colleagues have braved a gruelling 70 mile trek around the Arctic Circle to raise money for Suffolk Accident and Rescue Service (SARS).

East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) emergency medical technician Martin Grove, who is also a firefighter, paramedic and coastguard Adam Wright and critical care paramedic Rod wells, who is also a SARS first responder, took on the challenge earlier this month, completing the walk in three and a half days.

The trio have raised more than £1,800 for the charity.

Mr Grove, who is 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 competing it for charity. “There were a few injuries on the way due to the terrain but we gritted our teeth and for it done.”

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