Geog­ra­phy stu­dent heads for the hills on char­ity mis­sion

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

A GEOG­RA­PHY stu­dent who is tak­ing on a trek in sup­port of a De­men­tia char­ity has raised al­most £3,000.

Stephanie Jones, 19, from Lu­tyens Close in Mac­cles­field, will take on a 10-day trek in South Amer­ica with a group of fel­low stu­dents from Plymouth Univer­sity in June.

The team hopes their chal­lenge to trek the Inca ru­ins of Machu Pic­chu will raise a to­tal of £100,0000 for De­men­tia UK.

The money will fund spe­cial­ist de­men­tia nurses, Ad­mi­ral Nurses, who give prac­ti­cal, clin­i­cal and emo­tional sup­port to fam­i­lies liv­ing with the dis­ease to help them cope.

Stephanie, who is a for­mer All Hal­lows pupil now study­ing geog­ra­phy at Plymouth, said: “I wish to thank ev­ery­one who has do­nated across Mac­cles­field.

“It is less than a month un­til I be­gin my trek to Machu Pic­chu and I have so far raised £2,955 and is ex­pected to con­tinue to rise.”

If you would like to do­nate to Stephanie’s cause, go to just­giv­ing. com/steph-jones­machupic­chu.

For more in­for­ma­tion about De­men­tia UK go to www.de­men­ti­auk.org.

●● Stephanie Jones col­lect­ing for De­men­tia UK in Mac­cles­field town cen­tre.

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