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Scaling new heights
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Two daring adventurers from Pembrokeshire College are bravely ditching their day jobs (temporarily) and pulling on their walking boots in aid of local charity The Paul Sartori Foundation.
Spurred on by each other, the work colleagues and long-time friends have decided that it’s now or never as they take on the challenge of a lifetime.
Debby Kimsey from Penycwm and Karen Humphreys from Hayscastle will be leaving Pembrokeshire on 10 October 2014 to begin their amazing journey. The pair will be part of a group of 20 plus people undertaking the trek through the Annapurna Valley in the Himalayas in aid of Paul Sartori. They will be walking for 6-8 hours a day, for eight days, at an altitude of 3,500m spending the nights camping and staying in makeshift huts.
Already beginning the countdown to their gruelling eight-day trek, Debby and Karen have put together a programme of activities that sees them swimming, playing badminton, cycling, doing body conditioning and yoga classes on an almost daily basis as well as undertaking weekly training walks.
With lots of activities already planned to raise money for Paul Sartori, students at the College are getting behind Debby and Karen and have already planned a sponsored wheelchair push and selling crafts at the College’s Christmas Fair.
Debby commented: “The support we have had from both staff and students since deciding to take part in the sponsored trek has been phenomenal. For me, this is the first time I have challenged myself to do something like this. I am really looking forward to leaving my comfort zone and doing something that will benefit a really worthwhile charity that has touched many people in Pembrokeshire.”
Karen added: “I trekked in the Himalayas 25 years ago and always promised myself that I would go back again but never expected an opportunity like this to come up. Undertaking the challenge with a great friend and for a fantastic local cause is going to make the whole experience extra memorable.”
As part of their training Debby and Karen will also be climbing the three peaks as well as Pen-y-Fan.
If you would like to sponsor Debby and Karen please go to: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DebbyKimseyKarenHumphreys.