Dream journey for fundraising duo set to follow Inca Trail

Sandra Rackham (left) and Anne Beckett-Allen with a llama

Sandra Rackham (left) and Anne Beckett-Allen with a llama - Credit: Archant

A mother and daughter are preparing for an Andean adventure in aid of charity.

Anne Beckett-Allen (left) and Sandra Rackham

Anne Beckett-Allen (left) and Sandra Rackham - Credit: Archant

Anne Beckett-Allen spent 2014 running marathons and cycling hundreds of miles for Rosedale Funeral Home’s ‘10 for 10’ charity challenge, marking the firm’s 10th anniversary.

Mrs Beckett-Allen, a director of the company, which has branches across north Suffolk, said: “2015 is the year that I get to tick off something on my bucket list.

“I have always wanted to see the Inca Trail and when my mum mentioned that she would be interested in coming to Peru with me I couldn’t believe it.

“Helping so many people who have been bereaved of a mother, I realise how privileged I am to have my mum. We run together every week, but have never had a real adventure – just the girls.”

Mum, Sandra Rackham, is a member of the Diss branch of the Salvation Army. She said: “I have always dreamed of helping others abroad in some way but was unable to be away from such lengths of time because of family commitments, and I have always wanted to see Machu Picchu and the surrounding scenery so this will be a combined dream come true.”

The 10-day trek includes a stay in the Sacred Valley, near Cusco where the pair will help a community project with basic construction work, painting, decorating, gardening and refurbishing, as well as climbing 4,600m to Abra Salkantay to see the views of Mount Salkantay. They will set off in October after raising at least £2,000 each for the international work of the Salvation Army. They will fund the cost of the trek themselves.

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To lend your support with a donation, visit justgiving.com/AnneSandraTrekPeru.