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We are looking to recruit intrepid explorers to sign up for the experience of a lifetime and trek the world famous Inca Trail in Peru with one of our birthday Patrons, Jodie Kidd.
Jodie Kidd says: “I am supporting the amazing Chestnut Tree House and their incredible Inca Trail Challenge which is in 2019. I’ve just signed up! Come and join me for a life changing experience for the most incredible cause. See you next year in Cusco!”
Chestnut Tree House is inviting people to take on one of the world’s most iconic trekking trails. The Inca Trail in Peru is one of the top 10 trekking trails in the world – covering 52km in just 10 days and encompassing sub-tropical vegetation, cloud forest, snowcapped peaks and three high mountain passes – the highest at 4,200m.
The trekking will be tough, but this life-changing experience taking place from 1-10 November 2019 will be hard to surpass. Best of all, participants, including our fantastic Patron Jodie Kidd, will be fundraising to pay for all Chestnut Tree House’s care services, both at the hospice and in families’ own homes, for the entire duration of the trip.
Linda Perry, Director of Children’s Services at Chestnut Tree House says: “Expeditions such as these are a fantastic way for people to engage with and support Chestnut Tree House, whilst having the time of their lives!
“A life-changing experience for them can also provide life-changing support for our families. We’re encouraging people to do this for themselves, for local children and families. For the Now.”
Fundraising treks to China in 2015 and Cambodia in 2017 raised a staggering £133,477 – equating to 19 days of care. This demonstrates how these treks and challenges are providing enormous support for Chestnut Tree House’s work and they have teamed up again with Global Adventure Challenges for this third expedition.
Global Adventure Challenges is a travel company with a difference. They are dedicated to creating life-changing challenge events for groups and individuals, who wish to raise funds for their chosen charity. For all overseas challenges, they work in conjunction with small, local ground handlers who work to employ local guides and staff. Using as much local infrastructure as possible means that they can preserve the local economies and ‘give back’.
Peter Robinson, Director of Global Adventure Challenges says: “We believe in inspiring fundraising adventures of the world. It has been fantastic to work with Chestnut Tree House on the trips to China and Cambodia and we look forward to supporting them further with this trek
along the extraordinary Inca Trail.”
Jodie Kidd said: “It is so important to support local charities such as Chestnut Tree House, and challenges like this help so much – both in terms of increasing awareness and raising vital funds. The charity needs to raise a massive £6,850 every day to cover all the specialist care services offered at the hospice and out in the community, and the Inca Trail Challenge aims to cover these costs for the duration of the 10-day trip.
“I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro a couple of years ago to raise money for Help for Heroes so know first-hand how rewarding a challenge like this is. You get a fantastic life-changing experience, but also know that the money you’re raising will help change lives. The Inca Trail is something that so many people aspire to do, so this is a fantastic opportunity to do it and raise money for local children at the same time.”
For information and a brochure on signing up for this mystical Inca trek click here.