Team of 6 trekkers raise over £21,000 for St Luke’s Hospice

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On 8 October 2017, Etain, Geraldine, Humay, Kali, Kevin and Premanand left the UK and flew to Peru, ready to take on the journey of their lives by trekking across Machu Picchu.  By tackling this monumental task they managed to raise over £21,000 for St Luke’s Hospice.

The trek was organised in honour of the hospice’s 30th birthday and after 4 intense days of trekking the group completed their journey. One of the participants, Etain O’Shea said  ‘The second day was probably the hardest as we had about 10 – 11 and half hours of trekking. It was hard but achievable and the guides were hilarious!’ Etain was introduced to the hospice when her mother was cared for by St Luke’s. She heard about the event through the St Luke’s Hospice Facebook page and said ‘I’d always wanted to go to Peru and had been looking for a way to say thank you to the hospice for caring for my mum.’ Since completing the trek she’s also thinking about taking part in other challenge event like the 5 Peaks Challenge in the Lake District.

 Fellow trekker , Kali Vyas said ‘It was definitely a challenge for a worth while cause but very satisfying. I really enjoyed the walking and it was great for my own sense of achievement. I would definitely do another trek like this again!’ 

If you want to take part in our 2018 Overseas challenge then contact Jayna at jpatel@stlukes-hospice.org, or call 020 8382 8112 for more information.