Inca trail trekkers raise £17,000

27th Nov 2012

A trek along the famed Inca Trail in Peru has raised £17,000 for a children's charity in Britain.

The walk through some of the world's most stunning landscape was completed by 19 adventurers, with the funds raised for The Children's Centre, which is based on the Isle of Man.

Fundraisers say more money is still to be collected.

The trek began in the Andean city of Cusco at an altitude of 3,300 metres, with the hikers getting used to the height by visiting some of the Inca sites in and around the city.

Four days later they arrived at the ruins of Machu Picchu, listed as one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, nestled among a tropical mountain forest.

The charity's fundraising manager, Michelle O'Malley, was part of the group which completed the trek.

She said: "It was a brilliant trip from start to finish and I'm sure it will provide many long-lasting memories for everyone who took part.

"Thank you to all of the team who worked so hard in training and in collecting sponsorship, and thanks also to everyone who sponsored them.

"The event raised a fantastic total and the funds will make a valuable contribution to supporting our charitable projects."

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