Running, golf and bike rides are some of the more well trodden routes to raising funds for good causes. But Book Aid International supporter, Helen Swain has chosen to forego all of these, in favour of something much more extreme.
On 24 June, she’ll be running up the Aletsch Glacier, the biggest in all the Alps.
Starting at an altitude of just under 2000m above sea level, and working her way up to an altitude of 2700m, Helen will be racing in the Aletsch Half-Marathon because she believes books change lives.
That’s an awful lot of effort in order to make a difference. Above 2400m, altitude sickness is commonplace, so it is a big test of her fitness and her will.
Please support Helen generously!