Louise set out to take on the adventure and challenge of a lifetime by trekking through the jungle and mountains in Peru, camping and hitting altitudes of up to 4650m. Spending 6 days hiking to reach one of the 7 wonders of the world, the lost city of Machu Picchu.

An excited, yet nervous Louise, wanted to go after the challenge and overcome her fears and show her children that anything is possible. Raising a wonderful £930 for a cause close to her heart.

"I made the decision to fundraise for this adventure, to be able to support a charity, whilst putting myself through something completely beyond what I've done before. I decided to fundraise for the Cancer Wellbeing Centre for my Mam, Susan, after finding out she had breast cancer in late 2022.

"This news was such a worry to the whole family and something people don't ever want to hear. Fortunately her cancer was caught at an early stage and was operable and with a short course of radiotherapy and then continuing hormone suppression treatment, my mam was able to get the "cancer clear".

"During her frequent trips to Ipswich hospital we were able to see the amazing support The Cancer Wellbeing and Information Centre at Ipswich offers, providing a listening ear and bringing reassurance to cancer patients and their families. They offer counselling, financial support, wigs, information for dealing with hair loss, group support, complementary therapies, family support, preparation for cancer treatment, physical activity, nutritional guidance and so much more.

"The short time I spent in the centre, the amount of people whom walked through the doors and how the team showed their support was such an eye opener into what they have to offer and how many people they impact. This service is absolutely incredible and I'm so happy to be able to support this with my fundraising.

"As much as my time in Peru was the most incredible, beautiful, thrilling adventure I've ever experienced I'm not going to pretend it was all cupcakes and rainbows there were times it was a struggle and I will openly admit the difficulties faced. It was a very humbling experience and I was not truly prepared."
Despite suffering from altitude complications, panic attacks, little sleep, hours of walking each day, Louise made it out with pride and has shared she would even do it again! A truly inspiring show of determination and strength. A big thank you to Louise for your incredible support.