Reaching for the sky for CLIC

HIGH up in the Peruvian Andes a Suffolk woman will grapple with the Inca Trail for the EADT's CLIC into Action appeal.Michelle Gray, a fundraiser for Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood (CLIC), will climb steep terrain of up to 4,200m to help us meet our £50,000 target for a children's cancer nurse and a play specialist in East Anglia.

HIGH up in the Peruvian Andes a Suffolk woman will grapple with the Inca Trail for the EADT's CLIC into Action appeal.

Michelle Gray, a fundraiser for Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood (CLIC), will climb steep terrain of up to 4,200m to help us meet our £50,000 target for a children's cancer nurse and a play specialist in East Anglia.

The trek will see her acclimatising to high altitude and camping on mountain passes in the shadow of Inca ruins, finishing at Machu Picchu on May 8.

She is asking businesses to sponsor her £200 each. In return she will wear promotional items such as badges, t-shirts and hats, advertising the individual companies. Any further donations of any size would be extremely welcome. Her first donation of £25 was from Jewell's Car Dealership at Martlesham Heath.


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Michelle said: "I have been fortunate enough to meet some of the young people the CLIC nurses and play specialist have helped. Each of them showed such bravery. Their families were all going out of their way to get involved in fundraising doing some amazing things. I felt quite humbled.

"Although my job is not easy - I have to raise £120,000 a year, which is not easy when you have doors slammed in your face I felt there was more I could do, on a personal level. It is the very least I can do to support CLIC into Action and the children and families who so desperately need CLIC's services in East Anglia."

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If any businesses would like to help, contact Michelle on 01359 231072. Donations can also be made by credit of debit card to the CLIC into Action donation line on 0800 1383810 or by cheque, payable to CLIC into Action and sent direct to CLIC, 8 Wren Close, Thurston, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP313TQ or to any of the East Anglian Daily Times Offices.

Cheques can also be paid direct into any branch of Lloyds TSB, quoting CLIC into Action, sort code 30-00-01, account number 02693685.

Donations can also be made via the CLIC website at www.clic.uk.com/donfr.htm quoting ref. CIA.

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