Tracy is set to take on Everest for Alzheimer’s

Tracy Salkeld from Louth is climbing Mount Everest in September.
Tracy Salkeld from Louth is climbing Mount Everest in September.

A Louth woman is set to take on the ultimate challenge and climb to base camp on Mount Everest whilst raising funds for The Alzheimer’s Society.

Tracy Salkeld,51, will start off this charity trek on September 14 and will be aiming for South Base Camp in Nepal, standing at an altitude of 5,364 metres. She will be away for around three weeks.

She will be raising vital funds for The Alzheimer’s Society, a charity for which she is an ambassador and a cause very close to her heart.

“The Alzheimer’s Society is a cause which I am very passionate about as a family member of mine has been through the condition,” Tracy explained.

“Also during one of my previous charity challenges, I met a girl called Lilley who had Alzheimer’s and she is only 19-years-old, the youngest person I have met with this condition. This was the turning point for me where it really hit home and I am trying to raise as much money for the cause as I possibly can.”

Tracy turned 50 last year and wanted to set herself some personal challenges which would push her to the limit.

She has already done the Yorkshire Three Peaks as well as walks at Scafell Pike, The Lake District and the Ben Nevis Midnight challenge.

To help with the fund raising crusade, Spire Chocolates in the New Market Hall has a massive chocolate Mount Everest which is being raffled off at just £1 a ticket. Tickets can be purchased from The Gaff or Gaffette, Echo and Theresa’s Treasures.

A spinathon is also taking place this Sunday (July 12) at The Greyhound to help raise further funds for Tracy’s cause.