Go with the flow for local childrens charity. | Knutsford Times

Go with the flow for local childrens charity.

By on February 27, 2012


Local children’s charity, The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust, are asking if you’re hot to trot and throwing down the gauntlet for 2012!  They are calling for adventurous individuals to tackle three of Italy’s Volcanoes and raise vital funds for children from all over the North West.

This is the fifth overseas trek the charity has organised, last year’s Death Mountain Mania Costa Rica trek raised an awesome £30,000 for the charity and they have high hopes that this year’s event will smash through that record.

The trek will take place from the 11th to the 17th October, and will see participants scaling three famous volcanoes – Etna, Vesuvius and Stromboli.  Etna is the most active of the three and has only very recently erupted, all three are classed as active and will present the trekkers with a challenge they will remember forever.

This tough trek will take participants through some of Italy’s most stunning landscapes, but the similarity to a holiday will end there!  The six day trip will include three solid days of walking including many challenging inclines, unpredictable terrain and some interesting local wildlife!

Jenny O’Hare who is co-ordinating the challenge for the charity comments: “This promises to be a tough challenge, but one which will change the lives of countless terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children.

From our previous experience, these type of events can be equally life-changing for the participants too.  As well as the obvious physical benefits of training for such a challenge, trekkers learn so much about themselves and what they are capable of, and they make friends for life.  There’s quite a nice parallel to draw there, as this is exactly what their fundraising is doing for the children coming to visit CAFT for a holiday.”

Jenny adds: “Places on the trek are limited so I urge anyone who may be interested to come forward as soon as possible.  We will provide fundraising support for each participant and will be on hand with advice and help along the way.  Each participant must raise a minimum of £1,599 in sponsorship each.  There is also a £199 non-refundable registration fee to be paid per person, however for the months of March and April we have a special offer on of £99 registration for this event.”

For further information about the trek, contact Jenny in the fundraising office on 01565 830 053, or visit the charity’s website www.caft.co.uk

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