Himalayan trek to help charity
A DEEPINGS couple will step out on the top of the world in aid of charity.
Di and Pete Wheatley, of Bramley Road, Market Deeping, are off on a week-long trek in Nepal in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
But the pair need to raise £6,800 for the trip and have embarked on a series of charity fund-raising events.
They have been on regular treks in aid of Macmillan, inspired by Di’s first husband Phil Downes and a friend of Pete’s who both died of cancer.
Di (56) said: “Pete did a few of these before I met him and he got me into them.
“After the first one I was bitten by the bug.
“We are going walking in Switzerland as a bit of mountain training and are doing the coast to coast. We will also be in the gym in the build up to it.
“We don’t yet know how far we will be walking but it’s always good to get into shape before we go so we can enjoy it.”
The pair will be jetting off to Kathmandu on November 1 followed by several days’ continuous climbing.
They have previously conquered the Great Wall of China and treks in the Sahara but this will be the highest they have ever been.
After a recent treasure hunt their fund stands at about £4,300 but the more they raise, the more the charity will receive.
They are holding a quiz on June 16 at Coronation Hall, in Halfleet, Market Deeping.
Tickets need to be booked as soon as possible and cost £6.50 per person with teams of up to four people.
Doors open at 7pm to start shortly after and there are prizes.
To book a place or to get more information call 01778 344680 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.