A director from CDS Energy Services has taken part in the challenge of a lifetime, travelling to South America to climb one of the wonders of the world in aid of the charity Teenage Cancer Trust.
Daniel Laybourne, one of our directors, travelled to Peru in March, to climb Macchu Picchu, the lost 15th century Incan city built high in the Andes. Along with three friends, the team managed to raise more than £5,000 for the charity.
Daniel said: “We chose this challenge after we lost a close friend of ours to cancer in 2011, as it was his wish that we did all we could in the future to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust ward at Castle Hill Hospital in Hull, where he spent his last months.
“The trip was incredible; challenging at times but also an amazing experience. We were all really proud to participate in raising funds that will help the thousands of children that rely on the Teenage Cancer Trust.”
The Inca Trail is South America’s most iconic trek, and also one of the world’s toughest. Tracing the footsteps of an ancient civilisation, it travels north from the old capital of Cuzco through the verdant Sacred Valley and the ruins of Ollantaytambo, then on to the forgotten city of Machu Picchu.
To donate to the Teenage Cancer Trust you can visit http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Machu