Maths student prepares for Peru charity trek

26th Jul 2012

A teenager is preparing to head off to South America for a charity trek to the 'City of the Incas' in Peru.

Maths student Danielle Roberts will reach altitudes of up to 4,650 metres during the 10-day adventure, starting in the town of Cusco and ending at the famous Machu Picchu World Heritage Site, a favourite destination for visitors on trekking holidays.

The 18-year-old University of Nottingham student said: "When I saw the trek advertised at university I just thought it looked like a really good opportunity. The closer it gets the more nervous I am. I'm just scared in case I can't finish it."

Danielle, whose Peru trek is due to begin on August 30, is hoping to raise £2,850 in sponsorship for the Meningitis Trust.

She decided to help the charity having seen the effect of meningitis at the age of five when a fellow pupil at Woolston Community Primary School in Warrington died from the illness.

She said: "Although I was really young at the time I remember how it was such a big thing for everyone at the school and how it happened so suddenly."

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