Children help fund a charity trek overseas
CARING youngsters have given a major boost to the fundraising efforts of a past pupil of their school who is set to trek the Inca Trail for charity.
Pupils at Magdalene House, the preparatory school of Wisbech Grammar School, have raised £500, which is a quarter of the overall total that was needed to help Alice Goose complete the high- altitude four-day hike in Peru, which is set to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Alice (28), who is completing the trek with fellow youth workers, Laura Burgess (25) and Vicki Wright (29), was asked to pledge £3,700 to take part in the Macmillan Peru Hiking Challenge 2012, with 65 per cent of the money going directly to the charity and the balance covering the costs of the trip.
But she decided to pay for the cost of the air fares for a return flight to South America and so only needed to generate £2,000 by fundraising activity herself.
Alice, who is set to jet off for Peru on Saturday, said: “I am very grateful to the children for raising the £500.”