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Adventurers sought for Rosemere charity trek to one of seven wonders of the world

Posted on - 24th January, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Campaigns, Charities, Health, Preston News
Machu Picchu where the trek will be taking place
Machu Picchu Pic: Dennis Jarvis, Flikr

Adventurers are being sought to join charity Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s epic 10-day October expedition to Peru’s Machu Picchu, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.

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In the charity fundraiser, Rosemere plan to reach the spectacular Incan citadel, a dream destination on many travellers’ list where the team will follow ancient forest and mountain paths.

Dan Hill, Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s chief officer, said: “In 2018, we undertook our first ever supporter expedition to the Great Wall of China.

“We were a group of 16, who all funded ourselves but asked family, friends and work colleagues to sponsor us on our adventure and so raised more than £30,000 to help fund projects benefitting local cancer patients.

“We had a fantastic time. A number of those from the China trip have already signed up for Peru but I would like a bigger team this time for what is a trip of a lifetime.”

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Rosemere Cancer Foundation works to bring world class cancer treatments and services to cancer patients from throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria being treated at the region’s specialist cancer treatment centre

The Cancer Centre is located at the Royal Preston Hospital, and at another eight local hospital cancer units across the two counties.

The expedition starts with coach travel to Heathrow and flight to Cusco on Thursday, 22nd October with the party returning to the UK on Saturday, 31st October.

All transport, hotel accommodation, trek meals, water, local guides, tour leader, UK doctor and camping equipment, except sleeping bags and mats, are included in the expedition’s cost, which is anticipated to be £2,395 – £2,595, depending on numbers.

Ahead of the trip, Dan has planned a series of training walks to help not only with fitness but also, team bonding, scheduled for May, June, July and September.

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The trips will let budding travellers take on the moorlands of Darwen and Tockholes, Pendle Hill, the Lakeland Fells and Arnside Knott – beauty spots across the Lancashire and South Cumbria region Rosemere Cancer Foundation supports.

The charity funds cutting edge equipment, research, training and other cancer services and therapies that the NHS is unable to afford.

For further information on its work, including how to make a donation, visit their website and for further information on joining the trek, call Dan on 01772 528346.

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