An Emergency Department nurse is to climb to Mount Everest Base Camp to raise money for Southmead Hospital Charity.

Sarah Hadler, 25, will trek up to 9 hours a day for two weeks to reach Everest base camp at an altitude of 5,400 metres.

She is raising money for Southmead Hospital Charity to support the Emergency Department where she works as a staff nurse.

She hopes to raise enough funds to buy dementia aids, new child and adolescent toys for the waiting room as well as other items of medical equipment used within the department.

Miss Hadler, who will be embarking on her trip at the end of March with her boyfriend, said: “It’s going to be a huge challenge for me, we will be trekking for 8 or 9 hours a day.

“The trip is entirely funded by myself but, as its going to be a pretty hefty challenge, I thought I could use the opportunity to raise some money and awareness for the department I work in and the fantastic team who run the ship 24 hours a day, every day of the year, Southmead Hospital’s Emergency Department and major trauma centre treat people who have serious and life-threatening injuries and conditions.

“The doors never close, and our team work tirelessly to save lives on a daily basis.”

Adrian Brown, community appeals manager at Southmead Hospital Charity, said: “To climb the world’s highest mountain is no small feat, and we’re right behind Sarah and wish her the best of luck in this epic challenge.

“We have a great community of staff at North Bristol NHS Trust who are so supportive of the charity.

“It’s great when members of staff like Sarah get behind a fundraising challenge to improve their own department ultimately for their patients benefit.”

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