Property Executive, Clare Handley is raising funds for Breast Cancer Care by completing the Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu in April. She will then travel to the Amazon Rainforest to explore the trails and waterways on foot and by boat.
Clare decided to fundraise after sadly losing her mum to breast cancer in 2014.
“Visiting Machu Picchu had been a destination on Mum’s wish list for a while so we started to look at various trips; unfortunately, she became ill before we were able to book anything. I decided to carry out this challenge as a tribute to Mum, whilst raising money for an incredible charity.”
The trek will involve 5 solid days of walking 10-12 hours on mountain range terrain, reaching heights of 4,200m, meaning that Clare has undertaken a rigorous training schedule including a tough weekend in Snowdonia, treks over Exmoor and coastal paths and regular jogging.
“I just want to complete the trek in one piece; I’m most worried about getting altitude sickness and I’m trying my best to not even think about the Amazonian snakes and spiders!”
Clare has already raised over £3,000 for Breast Cancer Care through individual sponsorships and two fundraising events in her local village last year which included: The Rocky Horror Halcombe Show and the Mad Hatters Tea Party, her goal is to raise £4,000 by the end of February.
Everyone at QualitySolicitors Dunn & Baker wishes Clare all the best on her Inca Trail Charity Trek.
If you would like to support Clare – please click on this link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/clare-handley2