Stairway to Everest

Former PC Garry Cross is using lockdown as a way to raise money for The Blue Lamp Foundation.  It’s his way of using his time productively and to give back to the charity that was able to help him at this time of need.

Gary has embarked on a challenge of walking up his stairs to the height of Everest! He started with he aim of raising £250 but through his JustGiving page and interviews he has done on local radio, Gary is on course to raise nearly £1,000.

Garry said: “Due to the present Coronavirus crisis, and the  boredom of the Lockdown situation, I have decided to ‘summit Everest’ by walking up and down the staircase at my home. I will be ascending my staircase to the summit height of  8848m (29030 ft) The funds raised will show our appreciation of the outstanding  work carried out by our 999 services, and will  go towards helping in the treatment of ALL emergency services personnel,  including Fire, Police and Ambulance Service . The treatment includes mental trauma care as well as treatment towards physical injuries incurred during the course of their duties.”

Gary dressed as a 1930’s British Mountaineer during the final stages of his challenge!

Well done Gary and thank you to everyone who’s supported this challenge.

If you would like to add to Gary’s total and help him break the £1,000 mark, please visit: