ADVENTUROUS fundraisers have raised more than £20,000 for charity.

A group of charity trekkers aimed high when they embarked on the Claire House 10th anniversary Indian trek.

The group of 13, from Chester, Ellesmere Port, Wirral, Wrexham and Warrington, set off on November 6, returning on November 16.

The demanding climb took the group through the foothills of the Himalayas, reaching a summit of 3,500m and enduring extreme weather conditions before reaching the Taj Mahal in the city of Agra.

Sarah Birss said: “It was a huge challenge but also a once in a lifetime experience.

“The biggest challenge for me was the array of weather we experienced which ranged from torrential rain, thunder and lightening to extreme heat and even snow!

“But we had a fantastic, supportive group and we powered through every eventuality.

“Claire House receives little or no funding from the Government so it really is a case of every penny counts.

“The group has chosen Claire House for various reasons but after seeing the difference the people there make to the lives of terminally ill children, it’s a charity close to all our hearts.

“I feel our challenge was small compared to the one they face every day.”

Claire House appeals team member Pat Downes said: “Claire House would like to thank everyone that took part in our 10th anniversary challenge.Š

“We appreciate the time and dedication it took for everyone that took part and we are pleased the trek was so successful.”Š

Claire House, in Bebington, needs to raise more than £200,000 every month to keep the doors open to children and young people aged between 0 and 23.

For more details, contact Pat Downes at Claire House on 0151 343 0883 or visit www.claire-