Sunday, 17 December 2017

Women in Arctic whiteout

FOUR women from the Henley area took part in a charity challenge involving howling winds, freezing temperatures and an Arctic storm.

They were among 24 employees at Windsor-based utility giant Centrica who spent five days in Alta, Norway.

They raised £30,000 for Rosa, a charity which helps disadvantaged women and girls.

The four were Julia Rebholz, 35, of Kennylands Road, Sonning Common, Carol Frost, 42, of Blandy Road, Henley, Lisa Minns, 38, of Hatchgate Lane, Cockpole Green, and Faye Andrews, 35, of High Street, Wargrave. Their challenge involved cross-country skiing and building snow shelters and on the second night they were caught up in an Arctic snowstorm and the temperature plummeted to -20C.

Mrs Rebholz, managing director of Centrica’s social investment fund, said: “It was a complete whiteout. We were having issues with the tents because of the level of wind speed.

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