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SEVEN members of the Galloway Mountain Rescue team plan to collectively climb the height of mighty Mount Everest on Saturday May 9 2020 to raise funds for NHS Dumfries and Galloway's Critical Care unit. The epic is being undertaken by Karen Brownie. Carsluith; Pete Blackburn, Kirkcudbright; Philip Anderson, Kirkcudbright; Matt Booth, Mossdale; Ross McConchie, Dalbeattie; Martin Warnock, Balmaclellan and Laura Ene, Dumfries. A spokesman says: "Dumfries and Galloway Health board endowment fund raises money to make a real difference to patient care in our hospitals and communities "With your help the NHS are able to give all of their patients, their families, carers and staff the support they need at a time of personal crisis. They also aim to improve the physical and mental health of people living throughout our region." Critical care has been under pressure across the country during the Coronavirus pandemic. "We want to help give Covid-19 the boot, so we would gratefully appreciate donations to help us raise funds for valuable resources for the Critical Care Service of NHS Dumfries and Galloway." Mount Everest is the world highest mountain at 8,848 metres above sea level, which is almost 12 and a half times the height of Cairnsmore of Fleet (711 metres) in the heart of Galloway. The team will climb their own stairs or garden steps (a minimum of 2.4 metres) a total of 526 times carrying a full rucksack. The seven team members met approximately 18 months ago as trainees of Galloway Mountain Rescue Team. All are passionate about hill walking, our countryside and making a difference. "We all enjoy a challenge and felt that during this difficult time, we could still make a difference and bring some positive spirit to our communities by challenging ourselves to complete this physical challenge. "Coronavirus is impacting everyone's lives as we need to stay home, stay safe, save lives and protect the NHS." You can support support the Everest Seven 7 by donating at https://www.justgiving.com/team/fivealive

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