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Lichfield and Burntwood residents invited to raise money for St Giles Hospice with Vietnam trek

Intrepid adventurers are being offered the chance to tackle a challenge they will never forget – trek in Vietnam in aid of leading local charity St Giles Hospice.

Hoa Binh province in Vietnam

Hoa Binh province in Vietnam

The event will give people an opportunity to take part in ten days of hiking in the Hoa Binh province, located in the mountainous area south east of Hanoi.

The October 2013 expedition are part of the 30th anniversary celebrations for St Giles Hospice and those wanting to take part can find out more at one of two open day sessions being held at the hospice in Fisherwick Road, Whittington, at 3pm and 7pm on May 10.

Trek company Skyline will host a presentation and a question and answer session, along with walkers who have completed previous St Giles treks.

Helen Relihan, head of fundraising for St Giles Hospice, said: “This is an incredible opportunity to experience the stunning scenery of Vietnam while raising money for a fantastic cause.

“The Trek to Vietnam will give participants a fascinating insight into the history and culture of this captivating country – and promises to be an unforgettable experience.”

Just 30 places are available for the trek, which takes place between October 17 and 26, 2013, and it is open to anyone aged over 18.

Previous expeditions which have raised thousands for St Giles include treks along the Great Wall of China and the Inca Trail through the Peruvian Andes.

Helen added: “Our previous treks have been a huge success and we’re hoping for more of the same with this latest exciting expedition.

“It’s a great chance for people of all ages to get together and meet like-minded people and could be the fulfilment of a personal dream or perhaps a positive way to get over a difficult life event.

“And as with all our fundraising events, the money raised will go towards helping to care for local people living with cancer and other serious illnesses. We look forward to welcoming people to our open day sessions so they can find out more.”

Further details are available by calling Jenny Dawson on 01543 434542 or email jenni.dawson@st-giles-hospice.org.uk.

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