Weston woman completes five-day trek for cancer charity in memory of friend’s daughter
PUBLISHED: 16:00 24 September 2017
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, 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.