Take a Walk on the Wild Side.................

The Inca Trail Challenge

For my sins (!) I have signed up for the Macmillan Challenge 'Hike the Inca Trail'   this involves a 5-day hike climbing steep trails all the way to 4,200m in fantastic and diverse mountainous country. The trek takes you through lush cloud forest, green valleys and high passes with breathtaking views of snow-capped Andean peaks.

Why have I chosen to do this you may ask??  Sadly Cancer affects 1 in 3 of us and Macmillan provides practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. Macmillan relies on voluntary donations for 99% of their income, so they simply couldn't do what they do for people affected by cancer without our support.  So this is MY way of supporting the very necessary work that Macmillan carries out.

To carry out this challenge I have to raise at least £3,300.00 and at least 67% of the £3,300 minimum will be treated as a donation to the charity. If you raise over £3,300 100% of the surplus will benefit Macmillan.  So I have the opportunity of raising a minimum of £2211.00 and maybe more if I can persuade all you lovely people out there to get involved!

£3,000 could fund a Macmillan nurse for 20 days, providing emotional and practical help to people affected by cancer and their families.

£3,000 could fund 13,600 copies of The Cancer Guide, providing valuable information about cancer, its treatment and care, and lists of helpful organisations.

Approximately £10,000 could pay for the Cancer Line to respond to over 900 emails, calls and letters from people affected by cancer and their families.

Approximately £293,000 could pay for the Benefits Help for a year, allowing people affected by cancer to find out about the financial support that they are entitled to.

So how can YOU make a difference?  One EASY way would be to sponsor me on this challenge and help me raise as much money for Macmillan as we can.  Just one POUND could make all the difference and by donating through 'JUST GIVING' where they can reclaim GIFT AID So for every £10 we donate, the charity receives almost £12 .