A group of 27 British trekkers has started a fund-raising expedition through the foothills of the Andes, reaching altitudes of nearly 4,200 metres (14,000 feet) over sea level, on their way to Machu Picchu, in Peru.
The expedition, which organization has demanded months, is gathering sponsorship for the St Giles Hospice, in Lichfield, and aims to collect £50,000.00
The trek started on Friday and will last nine days, and for most of these trekkers it’s their first time away from family and loved ones.
St Giles spends £6 million every year providing its specialist services and with less than a third of this funded by the Government, relies heavily on donations and fundraising.
More information about the fundraising campaign can be found here.
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