Chil­dren help fund a char­ity trek over­seas

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Comment -

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.”

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