Here is how you can take a trek across Machu Picchu next year for Galloway's Society for the Blind

Sight loss charity Galloway’s is asking supporters to sign up to a trip of a lifetime to raise funds for local blind and partially sighted people.
Machu PicchuMachu Picchu
Machu Picchu

Galloway’s has launched its first overseas trek to Machu Picchu in Peru, which they hope will raise more than £50,000 for the charity.

An open information evening will be held on Wednesday, July 17 at Galloway’s in Howick Park Avenue, Penwortham, at 6.30pm.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

The 10-day challenge starts from October 9 next year, returning on October 18, 2020.

Events fund-raiser Charlotte Carnell said: “We are very excited to launch Galloway’s first overseas challenge to a destination, that for many, is on their ‘bucket list’.

“This promises to be a trip of a lifetime, with limited availability, and I would encourage anyone who wants to know more a to get in touch for more information.

“We are hoping to raise a significant amount from this event which will make a huge difference to people living with sight loss in our area.”

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

One of the first to sign up for the challenge was Galloway’s assistant fund-raiser, Rebecca Hetherington.

The 21-year-old from Langho said: “Three of my grandparents have had serious problems with their eyesight, so I know first-hand some of the difficulties that people living with sight loss can face.

“One of the many reasons why I signed up for this experience was to help raise funds for Galloway’s so they can support others affected by sight loss.

“The trail looks beautiful, but I know this is going to be a physically demanding trek. I’m extremely excited to begin my training and feel ready to undertake this personal challenge.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

“I’m now working towards my fund-raising goals and have lots of great ideas which I can’t wait to put into action.”

For more information on Trek Peru, email [email protected] or call 01772 744 148.

Related topics: