Seven-year-old Lilly has set herself the huge challenge of climbing Ben Nevis to raise funds for Thames Valley Air Ambulance.

Lilly from Chinnor has chosen to climb the Scottish mountain that is 1,345m above sea level after the charity’s crews helped deliver her sister, Bella, who was born unexpectedly at home five years ago.

Now her sister has recovered she wants to do her bit to thank the charity and raise some money.

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Lily’s Mum, Hayley, said: "Thames Valley Air Ambulance was there for us during an incredibly scary time. As a family, we’ll never forget the help they gave to us and I’m so proud of Lily for wanting to give something back.

"Lily is so determined and it is only fitting that she chose to climb the highest peak possible. The fact that the money she raises could help another family like us will help Lily keep going when the climb gets tough."

To visit Lily’s JustGiving page and donate, go to

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