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Bank on them helping amputee Keely

Keely Adams with the Natwest staff who are climbing snowden to raise money for her
Leighton Buzzard Observer Holly Patel April 2014 PNL-140414-170714001

Keely Adams with the Natwest staff who are climbing snowden to raise money for her Leighton Buzzard Observer Holly Patel April 2014 PNL-140414-170714001

Staff from NatWest bank in Leighton Buzzard are climbing Snowdon in May to raise money for amputee Keely Adams.

Keely, of Brookside Walk, lost her leg when a lorry drove over it, as she and her partner were trying to help a couple who were trapped in a car in Stanbridge Road, last year.

The ladies from the branch decided to raise money to help Keely make her home more comfortable as she comes to terms with the loss of her leg.

Julia Humphrey, branch manager, said: “We do lots of fundraising at NatWest Leighton Buzzard and whilst we are happy to support all causes, we thought that on this occasion it would be nice to do it for someone local.

“When we heard of what had happened to Keely, we were spurred on to challenge ourselves physically and help her at the same time.”

One member of staff has climbed Snowdon before and she is helping the others to prepare for it by starting a walking club in the evenings and weekends.

Ms Humphrey said: “The girls do on average between five and 10 miles twice a week. What started out as quite a challenge for some, is getting easier and easier as each week passes.

“Keely mentioned to us when she came into the branch that she would like to be able to get into the garden now the weather is getting better. This gave us the idea of using the money we raise to help her, as far as the money will go, to maybe give her a raised flowerbed or something to that effect.”

The seven ladies, aged betwen 27 and 46, will climb Snowdon on the weekend of May 17, and are hoping to raise £1,000.

 

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