Gareth’s epic trek through Peru for greyhound rescue
Gareth Bishop is off to deepest darkest Peru in aid of Greyhound Rescue West of England. This man knows no bounds as he has just come back from Africa, after achieving an amazing climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Gareth, a train guard from Dorset, is totally self-financing his trip, so all the money he raises will be donated towards helping the greyhounds he loves.
He is trekking for 5 days solid – a total of almost 60 kilometres, along the Inca Trail and has set his sights on Machu Picchu at nearly 15,000 feet above sea level, as his target to fundraise for GRWE’S New Life Appeal. He said ‘Our family adopted a greyhound from the charity last year and she has brought so much joy to us all that this has inspired me to don my walking boots again this year, to help support these often overlooked older hounds’.
GRWE’s New Life Appeal has been up and running since Spring, and has a coterie of supporters and avid fundraisers, all committing their time, energy and resources to help support the rescue and rehoming of greyhounds and lurchers. With a policy of never turning away a hound in need, whatever it’s age, they have gathered many well-wishers and challenge-tastic heroes.
You can find Gareth’s challenge fundraising page here
And if you would like to follow Gareth’s epic trek from the comfort of your armchair, his Facebook page is here: www.facebook.com/GarethMachuPicchu
We will also keep you posted!