A HUDDERSFIELD woman will be travelling thousands of miles to take on a fundraising charity challenge of a lifetime.
Gill Noble, 41, of Lindley, has pledged to raise almost £3,000 for the National Deaf Children’s Society by undertaking a gruelling nine-day trek along the Inca Trail in Peru.
She will trek for up to 11 hours a day to raise money for deaf children and their families.
Gill said: “This is a real personal challenge for me. I have always wanted to trek the Inca Trail.
“It will be hard work and I still have a lot of training to do between now and the trip.
“But I’m determined to succeed and raise as much money as possible for deaf children and their families across the UK.”
The Inca Trail is rated among the 10 best trekking trails in the world, due to its striking beauty, ancient ruins and diverse ecological zones.
The trek will come to an end at Machu Picchu, also known as the Lost City of the Incas and one of the world’s most important archaeological finds.
Gill added: “I am so excited.
“There are some truly breathtaking and wonderful views and I just can’t wait to get there to see them now.
“I’m sure it will be hard work but definitely worth it to see some amazing places and raise as much money as possible for such a worthwhile cause.”
The National Deaf Children’s Society is the national charity dedicated to making life as easy as possible for deaf children and young people.
It is funded almost entirely through public donations.
Helen Williams, the society’s head of events, said: “Every day in the UK three babies are born deaf and 90% are born to hearing parents with little experience of deafness.
“None of our work would be possible without the commitment of people like Gill.”
Gill needs to raise £2,700 sponsorship to take part in this challenge and is appealing to the community to support her fundraising efforts.
Anyone wanting to pledge their support and help Gill achieve her goal should visit www.justgiving.com/gillnoble