Hi­malayan trek to help char­ity

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News - By BEN TRUSLOVE ben.truslove@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk @Et­ben­truslove

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 di­anewheat­ley@talktalk.net.

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