MICHELLE Hall from Abermule has just finished a gruelling 108km walk in Cambodia to raise £1,600 for Help for Heroes.

And this summer she hopes to climb Ben Nevis by night to continue her fundraising efforts which are inspired by her husband, Andreas, who was injured while serving with the RAF Regiment in Afghanistan.

As the wife of a wounded veteran Michelle is one of Help for Heroes’ Band of Sisters.

They offer fellowship, support and a listening ear to the loved ones of injured armed services personnel.

Michelle said: “It was a fantastic experience, we trekked for seven days finishing at Angkor Wat.

“I have been in training for the past six months, doing some walks and trying to get as many miles as possible done in and around Abermule.

“My husband Andreas served in the RAF Regiment, and was injured when the vehicle he was travelling in drove over and IED (improvised explosive device)

“It was fantastic to be on the trek and it wasn’t just about the walking as we swam beneath a waterfall, received the blessing from a group of monks and the Cambodian people are amazingly kind and generous.

“I think that the biggest achievement was to meet other members of the Band of Sisters who are in similar circumstances and build a network of new friends.

“There were some hard parts, the facilities were very basic, at times it was difficult to sleep and I missed my family.”

“But I hope I’ve made them proud.

“I’ve signed up for the Ben Nevis by night challenge.

“It takes place in August and I’m starting to look forward to that now.”