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Peru Inca trek in memory of aunt
7:50am Monday 18th February 2013 in News
AN intrepid father and daughter will take part in a trek in South America to raise funds for a hospice close to their heart.
Fay Edwards will trek the Inca Trail in Peru in memory of her aunt June Albutt, of Kidderminster, who died in 2004.
Miss Edwards, 31, will be joined by her father Michael, 64, to tackle the 26- mile trek in aid of St Richard’s Hospice, Worcester, which cared for Mrs Albutt during the last year of her life.
Ms Edwards said: “June was my aunt and godmother. She was the life and soul of our family gatherings and you could always hear her laugh from the other side of the room.
“She was a brilliant daughter, mother, grandmother and sister and is dearly missed by so many of us.”
She added Ms Albutt had regular treatment at the hospice, adding she was made to feel “special”.
“This challenge is a way of remembering a very special woman and it is a good opportunity to raise some money for a charity that helps many patients and families through difficult times,” Ms Edwards said.
The duo, from Stratford upon Avon, will be leaving for the gruelling challenge on March 24 and are hoping to raise £500.
Ms Edwards added: “This is something we have wanted to do for a while and is a personal challenge for us both.
“I'm not sure how I am going to do this as I can't even walk up the stairs without being out of breath plus it will be one whole week with my dad with a 29-hour journey, altitude, no alcohol, then camping.
“I’m not sure who’s going to flip first.”