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British Woman to Trek the Peruvian Andes to Raise Money for Mental Health Charity

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treking1Great to read that Peru’s geographic landscape will be witnessing such a nice gesture for mentally disabled people in the UK.

Sara Burden, a woman native from Belper, United Kingdom, will be treking the Peruvian Andes in September 2009 to raise funds for the Mental Health Foundation, a

Burden states in the article:

“The trek is seven days across the Andes. We will trek for eight or nine hours a day and will train for 16 weeks.”

How can you support her? If you are in the UK, you might want to stop by at her art auction at “The Little Gallery” on Bridge Street from February 7 – 21.

Good luck on your treking adventure in Peru, and congratulations on such a nice gesture!

Written by Catherine Castro

February 4, 2009 at 9:03 am

British Religious Task Group Looking for Volunteers to Visit and Help the Poor in Peru

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I just came across this article from Worcester News, a British local news site. The article calls for volunteers to join the Diocese of Worcester’s Task Force in 2010. The article states people could be tasked for 2-3 weeks with “building a new classroom, helping with the administration of a medical campaign, or with working in a centre for children and people who have disabilities.”

Even though travel and accommodation expenses are paid by the volunteer, this might be a good cause to pursue if you enjoy social work, or perhaps if you are a Peruvian living in the U.K. and are interested in giving back and helping the poor in your native country. It could actually be a good excuse to align your volunteer work with a great trip to Peru.

Click here to visit the website of the Diocese of Worcester’s Peru Task Force.

Written by Catherine Castro

December 29, 2008 at 8:47 pm