Two South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) Emergency Medical Advisors successfully completed the National Three Peaks Challenge on Friday, 3 May in an impressive 23 hours 6 minutes and 17 seconds.

Ella Burgess and Chris LeRoy completed the colossal challenge 54 minutes and 43 seconds ahead of their goal time of 24 hours, all in support of the charity, SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity).

The National Three Peaks Challenge saw Ella and Chris climb the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales, with a total walking distance of 23 miles (37km) and a total ascent of 3064 metres (10,052ft). The group set off at 5pm on Thursday, 2 May from Ben Nevis, followed by Scafell Pike and finishing on the beautiful Snowdon.

Ella and Chris have raised more than £1,300 for the charity SANDS, who work together to ensure that anyone affected by the death of a baby has access to compassionate, experienced support. For more information about their fundraising, and to learn more about their challenge, you can visit their JustGiving page here.

Ella said, “It was amazing to start the journey at Ben Nevis where we saw some of the most breath-taking views we’ve ever seen. There were periods throughout the challenge which were really difficult, at points losing our appetite and energy, however we felt absolutely amazing after completing the challenge!”

Chris said, “I’d recommend doing the challenge to anyone that can, the views were incredible and raising money for SANDS felt extremely special to us.”