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Life-saving volunteers take part in gruelling coastal walk

PUBLISHED: 14:46 18 January 2020 | UPDATED: 14:46 18 January 2020

Some of the volunteers who will take part in the three-day trek around the Norfolk coast. Picture: NARS.

Some of the volunteers who will take part in the three-day trek around the Norfolk coast. Picture: NARS.

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More than a dozen volunteer life-savers have embarked upon a gruelling walk around the Norfolk coast.

Thirteen ladies from the Norfolk Accident and Rescue Service (NARS) are currently in the middle of an 83-mile trek from Hunstanton to Hopton-on-Sea, in a bid to raise funds for the organisation.

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They began their quest at 6am on Friday, and will walk for around 12 hours each day until Sunday evening, while carrying 60kg of life-saving equipment between them, including oxygen cylinders, airway pods, masks, a blood glucose kit and all the day-to-day supplies used.

The organisation receives no government funding and has been providing support to the ambulance service in Norfolk since 1970.

A target of £3,000 has been set to help NARS to continue their vital work in the county.

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