Student’s Peru trek to raise cash for charity

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A student has set herself the ultimate challenge of trekking Machu Picchu in August 2015 to raise money for The Epilepsy Society.

Jasmin White, of Gosberton, hopes to make it to Peru to travel to the ancient village ruins, a challenge that tests explorer’s endurance with the landscape and altitude at one of the world’s most iconic sites.

She is hoping to raise £3,000 for The Epilepsy Society by completing the five-day trek.

Jasmin, who is currently studying graphic design at Loughborough University, said: “Many people don’t realise just how prevalent Epilepsy is in our society.

“A close friend suffers with epilepsy and it has affected his ability to drive and lead a normal life thus it made taking on the challenge even more important to me ”

To sponsor Jasmin you can visit her online fundraising page:

Epilepsy is a long-term neurological disorder affecting 600,000 people in the UK and more than 90 people per day are diagnosed with the condition which affects the brain and causes repeat seizures.