Former Welwyn Garden City woman on board for Monster Ski challenge

PUBLISHED: 18:16 19 February 2009 | UPDATED: 21:11 26 October 2009

The Monster Skiers: Katie is pictured at the back, six from the right

The Monster Skiers: Katie is pictured at the back, six from the right

A FORMER WGC woman has helped to raise more than £30,000 for charity by taking part in a marathon-a-day snow sports challenge. Katie Simmons, from Broomhills, took part in the Monster Ski event in

A FORMER WGC woman has helped to raise more than £30,000 for charity by taking part in a 'marathon-a-day' snow sports challenge.

Katie Simmons, from Broomhills, took part in the Monster Ski event in Engelberg, Switzerland, along with 15 other skiers and snowboarders.

Each participant in the challenge, which raised money for the Multiple Sclerosis Trust, was required to either ski or board a full or half marathon each day for three consecutive days.

Katie, who personally raised £1,520, told the WHT why she got involved in Monster Ski.

"I took part to raise money for a great cause while carrying out a challenge that would test my ability as a snowboarder," she said.

"I shared the experience with a fantastic group of people, some of whom were battling with MS."

The former Stanborough school student, who works as a training manager for Tesco in Shire Park, WGC, described the challenge as "very difficult".

"We had to battle against snow, rain and heavy winds to complete the mileage and there was a great sense of achievement in the group when we all finally made it," she said.

Katie, 27, who now lives in Hemel Hempstead, added: "Multiple Sclerosis is a really good charity to support as it provides advice and support for the sufferers of MS and funding for research.

"It helps people live with MS and enjoy their lives."

To make a donation towards Monster Ski call Laura Percival on 01462 476707 or email fundraising@mstrust.org.uk

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