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Braintree woman scaling high for Help for Heroes

04 Jan Braintree woman scaling high for Help for Heroes

A volunteer for a military charity will embark on the adventure of a lifetime in March.

Julie Adcock, 51, from Braintree, will take part in the Help for Heroes Cambodia Trek; a nine-day event which will see supporters of the Charity and those it supports travel through paddy fields, dense forests and isolated villages before reaching the ancient structure of Angkor Wat.

Julie first become involved with Help for Heroes after the death of a close friend who served in the military police.

She was determined to raise awareness of the plight of servicemen who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, the syndrome which led to the eventual death of her friend.

“I haven’t been in a great place since his death in 2015, and I wanted to push myself as I felt a big void in my life. I was determined to get a positive out of a negative and this walk will certainly challenge me as well as experiencing something new,” she said.

The 51-year-old has thrown her weight behind volunteering in the last year, and recently raised more than £300 at a friend’s pub.

She also took part in the Charity’s Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge last August, an event that pushed Julie to her limits.