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Catherine Thomas

Catherine's Walking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 2018

I'm trekking the Inca Trail the tough way for Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal because it's a thank you to Bristol Children's Hospital.

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Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal

We support Bristol Children's Hospital to save & transform lives of sick children

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

I am trekking the Inca Trail in Peru in October 2018 to raise money for the Grand Appeal as I want to say thank you for all the amazing work that Bristol Children's Hospital does.

I first visited the hospital with my son when he was diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis as a baby, fortunately he is fit and well now, however the hospital has become a small but important part of our lives as we attend his regular check ups until adulthood. The work of The Grand Appeal has always impressed us and seeing how they have supported the hospital has inspired me to do my little bit to say 'thank you'.  

I have chosen a challenge that will be tough for me, (think unfit but determined middle aged mum) but will hopefully inspire others to show their support and sponsorship for such an amazing cause. During the 10 day challenge I will be trekking at high altitude for up to 8 hours a day (maybe more if they expect me to map read!) to the peak at 4600m, trying to avoid altitude sickness and exhaustion in remote and very basic conditions. Training starts now and I will be actively preparing for this trip over the next few months, so that I succeed and really earn every penny pledged!

I am totally self funded, so every penny that you pledge will go directly to The Grand Appeal charity and not towards my travel or challenge costs. Please pledge now as The Grand Appeal will receive the money straight away and your donation will be helping to save and support precious young lives now. 

I also hope to motivate and encourage friends, local people and groups to get involved and do something fun or active (preferably both!) to help reach the (our!!) £10, 000 target. If you run a group, society or organisation that might like to get involved, please don't hesitate to contact me for more information, this could be anything from a coffee morning to a sporting event. I plan to hold several other exciting events along the way to bump up the total raised, so look out for updates and opportunities to get involved! I am also very keen to hear from corporate sponsors -so contact me now-  

catherine@hollytree-holistics.com 

Warm wishes with love & thanks,

Catherine xx

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