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Weston woman completes five-day trek for cancer charity in memory of friend’s daughter

PUBLISHED: 16:00 24 September 2017

Mel Ling.

Mel Ling.

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A Weston-super-Mare woman spent five days trekking the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu in memory of her friend’s daughter, who died in 2012.

Mel Ling with the other people who took part. Mel Ling with the other people who took part.

Mel Ling, aged 37, completed a five-day trek of the Great Wall of China in 2015 and wanted to take on the next challenge in Peru in memory of 11-year-old Mary Collard, who died from bone cancer.

Mel said: “After the success of the last trek I wanted to push myself even further and this certainly was a very big challenge for me.

“I was concerned how the altitude would affect my asthma and if I would be able to reach the top but with the support and encouragement from such an amazing group of people, who I was lucky to share the experience with, I made it and it was the best feeling in the world.”

Mel has so far raised £900 for the Bone Cancer Research Trust and hopes to take on Kilimanjaro next time.

To donate, visit her JustGiving site.

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