Fundraiser steps up charity challenges

JUST shaving her head for charity was not going quite far enough for one fundraiser - so she is taking up the challenge to trek across Peru.

JUST shaving her head for charity was not going quite far enough for one fundraiser - so she is taking up the challenge to trek across Peru.

Carole Colman, 55, of Cauldwell Hall Road, was featured in The Evening Star in October when she lost her locks for St Elizabeth Hospice - now the AXA employee is preparing to do the trek in aid of the charity which provides care for people with life-limiting illnesses.

Most of Mrs Colman's hair has grown back since her close shave, so she thought it about time to take on a new fundraising challenge. The week long Inca trail across the Andes to Machu Picchu begins on May 15, which gives her enough time to squeeze in yet another charity event to raise money for the journey.

Intrepid Mrs Colman, who rides a 1000cc motorbike, will have to take on ten hour treks ascending such perilous peaks as the 4200m high Dead Woman's Pass. She said: “I love to travel and often do things that aren't quite the norm. I wanted to do it for charity and chose St Elizabeth because of the care they give to people with illnesses that everybody seems to have had some experience with.


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“I've been walking to work and back every day to get into training and keep finding hills where I didn't know there were hills!”

A party is also being held to raise money for the hospice on Saturday, January 17 at Ransomes Sports and Social Club, in Sidegate Avenue, Ipswich. Entertainment will be provided by the Ipswich based Gordon Bennett Band and a host of fantastic raffle prizes including a holiday and a dinner party cooked in your own home by a former UK chef of the year, will be on offer.

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Tickets need to be bought in advance for �5 and raffle tickets are �1 each from Mrs Colman on 07769558539.

Sponsor money is still being collected and can be donated via the Just Giving website www.justgiving.com/carolecolman.

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