Christine’s Charity Trek In Peru

Christine Ward is planning to trek 26 miles and 4,200 metres high along the Inca Trail in Peru to raise £3,500 for charity Cash For Kids.

Another week and another fundraising effort by an Islander to highlight. Christine Ward has been in touch to share details of her fundraising plans for this year. Ed

Christine WardI have recently decided to join Wave105 on their charity trek along the Inca trail in Peru to help raise money for Cash For Kids.

I have always enjoyed walking and doing things for charity and when I heard this on the radio I was interested straight away.

Once I heard it’s taking place to raise money for the charity, Cash For Kids, I just had to sign up.

As a new mother I thought this would be a brilliant charity to support as Cash For Kids is committed to supporting deprived children under the age of 18 within the Wave105 region.

26 miles and 4,200 metres high
The trek take place over five days, although this is only 26 miles long, I will be climbing 4,200 metres high. This will be the biggest challenge I have ever done, although leaving my son at the airport will be a challenge in itself.

I hope you can support me along my way and help children across the south, I am hoping to raise £3,500.

Support Christine’s charity trek.

Find out more about Cash For Kids

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Monday, 13th February, 2012 8:47am

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3 Comments

  1. notquitewight's comment is rated +2 Vote +1 Vote -1

    13.Feb.2012 11:25am

    I see on Wave 105 the trip costs £3200, an absolute bargain no doubt.

    It must obviously be the best and most selfless way to raise money for charity.

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    • eye-land's comment is rated +2 Vote +1 Vote -1

      13.Feb.2012 11:52am

      It’s an interest dilemma isn’t it? It’s great that Christine’s giving up time to do something good, an especially big sacrifice given she’s got a very young child that’s I’d imagine would be very hard to be separated from. But that does sound like a lot of money for a trip. Then again, it is a long way away, so cost would be high.

      It’s not like this is a fly by night setup though. It’s a proper charity.

      http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/CharityWithPartB.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber=1122062&SubsidiaryNumber=0

      Perhaps the trip is expensive so that the know that they’re raising a decent amount of money for each person who goes on it?

      Guess it all depends on the generosity of her supporters in the amount of money that they give. The more money she collects, the higher the value of doing, the better it is for the cause.

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      • notquitewight's comment is rated +1 Vote +1 Vote -1

        13.Feb.2012 2:03pm

        Of course Peru is extremely expensive – it is half-way around the world! My point is would that £3200 not be better off going to those you are meant to be raising money for?

        Also one wonders if the fare comes out of the money raised, or does the entrant pay for it out of their own pocket?

        Why not hike around the New Forest? Not so exotic of course, but more than £3000 cheaper. Flying to Peru on an expedition holiday to ‘raise money’ strikes me as obscenely self-indulgent, especially in the current financial climate.

        Incidentally, the application form on wave105 is all about the ‘expedition’ it does not mention fundraising at all…

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