Exmouth Hospiscare fundraiser talks about cash-boosting adventures

A HOSPISCARE employee from Exmouth who raised more than �8,000 for the charity when she trekked through the Andes earlier this year will be talking about her adventures at Lympstone village hall on Wednesday October 14.

A HOSPISCARE employee from Exmouth who raised more than �8,000 for the charity when she trekked through the Andes earlier this year will be talking about her adventures at Lympstone village hall on Wednesday October 14.

Lesley Weeks, who works as a hairdresser in Hospiscare's day care centre in Exeter, spent two weeks in Peru in May, where she took on challenges such as hiking in the Peruvian Andes at an altitude of 3,500 metres and climbing to the lost city of Machu Picchu.

The trek was Lesley's second adventure challenge in the last three years - having previously trekked through Tanzania.

Her adventures have raised a total of �16,000 for the charity through sponsorship and community events.


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Overcoming her fear of heights to trek up the Inca trail, and her fear of water to swim in mountain waterfalls in the Andes were just some of the obstacles Lesley overcame to raise the much-needed funds.

Lesley said: "The people I meet every day are the inspiration for my travels. The services Hospiscare is able to provide at its day care centre - hairdressing, complementary therapy, activities, and most important of all - a great day out - are a lifeline for so many people.

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"Anything I can do to contribute to the wonderful fundraising efforts of our supporters is fantastic."

Lesley will be talking about her adventures and achievements at the event on October 14 at Lympstone Village Hall.

Doors open at 7.15pm for a 7.3pm start.

Entry is �5 which includes a glass of wine. All proceeds go to Hospiscare.

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