A Ruthin-based civil engineering firm has sponsored a virtual hike of a popular South American trail, organised by two local children’s hospices.
Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK has thrown its support behind Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith re-creating the world-famous 32 km Inca trail as a fundraising event.
Like the Peruvian route, the walk will take place over four days, between 23 and 26 September. Hikers can complete it in one day or spread it out over the four.
Participants can also complete the 20 miles wherever they like, made possible by an interactive map, which will inform them on the famous Peruvian milestones of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.
Additionally, the map will show walkers where members of their team are up to on their own trail as well as their position on the leader board.
Ruth James, director at Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK said: “At Jones Bros we are dedicated to playing an active role in our community by collaborating with meaningful projects which make a difference in people’s lives.
“We are always eager to support charitable causes and look forward to seeing the success of the virtual Inca trail.”
All hikers will receive a limited-edition T-shirt and a medal as well as an entry into a prize draw if they can raise £50 in sponsorship.
Those that register before 31st August will receive their T-shirt in time to wear on their walk, with those registering after that date receiving theirs following completion.
The hospices, based in Oswestry and Conwy, support seriously ill children and their families during the difficult times they face.
Fundraiser Sarah Richie said: “Every step made and every mile walked will make a huge difference as you will be helping us to be there and support local seriously ill children.
“There are only limited places, medals and T-shirts available for this challenge, so sign up to ensure you don’t miss out.”
You can sign up at www.hopehouse.org.uk/inca