Kerri's Arctic adventure

PUBLISHED: 10:00 20 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:34 26 October 2009

Picture by Krishan Bhungar

Picture by Krishan Bhungar

Sledding through the snow, pulled by Alaskan huskies 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle is how Kerri Wynn plans to help provide special days for seriously ill young adults. Kerri will spend eight days in Sweden, covering more than 30 kilometres each day

Sledding through the snow, pulled by Alaskan huskies 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle is how Kerri Wynn plans to help provide special days for seriously ill young adults.

Kerri will spend eight days in Sweden, covering more than 30 kilometres each day, raising money for the Willow Foundation.

Staying in picturesque log cabins along the way, surrounded by frozen landscapes, this will be a tough physical challenge for Kerri who is training hard for her trip, which starts on March 20.

Kerri, who works for Microgen in WGC, wants to raise £5,000 for the Old Hatfield-based charity through sponsorship.

"I'm really excited about this challenge," said Kerri, pictured above.

"I know it's going to be tough from a physical perspective, but I know that it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will not only benefit me but also the Willow Foundation.

"The support so far from friends, family and colleagues has been amazing and with a final push to raise as much money as possible, we hope to finance at least five special days.

"I have saved the money to pay the costs of the experience myself so every single penny raised goes to Willow."

This isn't the first time she's supported the charity. Kerri is a volunteer helper at Willow and has also run the British 10k twice and the Women's Hydro Active 5k.

Charity co-founder Bob Wilson said: "This is a really tough challenge and one that we're honored Kerri has chosen to take on for the Willow Foundation.

"It's people like Kerri that help so many more seriously ill young adults to benefit from a special day."

You can sponsor Kerri online at www.justgiving.com/kerriwynn

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