man prepares for Peru trek in memory of mother
businessman Scott Woodberry is to scale the mountains of Peru
to raise money for a charity close to his heart.
Scott, who is director of Woodberry Brothers and Haines in Highbridge,
will be joined by his girlfriend Zoe White and friend Sharon Turner
in heading to Machu Picchu on Friday 7th October for a 10-day
trek in aid of Weston Hospicecare.
Scott, Zoe and Sharon have paid for the challenge themselves
so that every penny raised goes to Weston Hospicecare in memory
of Scotts mum.
Christine Woodberry sadly passed away after a battle with Ovarian
Cancer in 2008 after which the family set up Petal - The
Christine Woodberry Memorial Trust.
Scott promised to raise as much money for the Trust as possible
and to date they have managed to raise over £30,000 all
of which has gone to charities including Weston Hospicecare.
"We are donating everything we raise through our climb to
Weston Hospicecare. The Hospice do a wonderful job! They are truly
inspiring and have certainly motivated me into helping out where
series of events have been held in the Burnham-On-Sea area organised
by the trio to contribute towards their £6,000 target, one
of which was a 'Petal in the Park' music event held recently.
Held in a private garden in West Huntspill, it attracted nearly
250 people and, despite some unfortunate wet weather, the event
raised close to £3,000.
Scott added: "I would like to thank absolutely everyone
who attended the event last weekend - local Burnham people, staff
from Woodberry Brothers and Haines as well as friends and family,
it was an amazing achievement."
"Thanks to everyone involved and so many of the local businesses
in Burnham for their generosity and donating over 20 great prizes
on the night."
Scott is no stranger to international challenges after climbing
Mount Kilimanjaro last year and added: "It was such a mentally
challenging event but I wanted to keep raising money. My girlfriend
was keen to take on an international challenge and when she looked
into Machu Picchu it seemed a great adventure which we would both
enjoy. We are now all training very hard every day to get as fit
as possible. We spend most weekends now climbing mountains and
normally average 6 hour hikes."
"We have been so lucky that so many people have donated
through our JustGiving page. We have now raised about £5,000
so we just that extra push and hope that our community can add
to the giving page."
Pictured: Top, Scott Woodberry, girlfriend Zoe White and friend
Sharon Turner and, above, their destination of Machu Picchu