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Abergele nurse will scale South American trail for cancer charity

Published date: 17 February 2014 |
Published by: Mike Williams 
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AN ABERGELE nurse will scale one of the seven wonders of the world in South America.

Jane Mann, 53, who works as an Orthopaedic Nurse in Abergele Hospital and Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, will climb the Inca Trail up to Machu Picchu in Peru, hoping to raise more than £3,500 for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

She will set off on her quest with 17 other fundraisers from Heathrow Airport on May 16.
Ms Mann said: “I’m nervous and excitied. I’m mostly nervous about the altitude.

“There’s a lot to think about with the air getting thinner and the dangers that come with that - I’ve not experienced anything like it before.”

Machu Picchu is 2,430 metres above sea level and takes three days to climb.
Ms Mann is in training for the climb, including karate session two or three times a week, swimming, cycling and hiking.

She describes herself as inexperienced when it comes to hiking and travelling, but she has lived in South Africa and Gibraltar.

She was inspired to take on the challenge after talking to a patient at work.
Ms Mann added: “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do really, and a few days after speaking with a patient in hospital about it - I was booked to go.
“To do it for charity is an added bonus.

“The fundraising is going great.

“Every one of us doing the challenge is raising money for a different charity too, which is great.”

To sponsor Jane, find Jane Mann on uk.virginmoneygiving.com.

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