Horsham guides leader raising funds for Andes trek

1st Holbrook Guides leader Tracey Miller (centre) with leaders Claire Raynor and Nikki Miller and guides on a visit to Parliament in London - picture contributed

1st Holbrook Guides leader Tracey Miller (centre) with leaders Claire Raynor and Nikki Miller and guides on a visit to Parliament in London - picture contributed

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The leader of a Horsham guides group is preparing for the challenge of a lifetime to raise funds for Girlguiding.

Tracey Miller who is a leader with 1st Holbrook Guides and Trustee Treasurer for Girlguiding London and South East Region is trekking to Machu Picchu over 4,200 meters high in the Andes in Peru.

1st Holbrook Guides leader Tracey Miller (centre) with leaders Claire Raynor and Nikki Miller and guides on a visit to Parliament in London - picture contributed

1st Holbrook Guides leader Tracey Miller (centre) with leaders Claire Raynor and Nikki Miller and guides on a visit to Parliament in London - picture contributed

Tracey will be joined by over 25 other Girlguiding members and supporters on the trip taking place in October. The challenging trek will take in the well known landmarks Dead Women’s Pass and the Sun Gate.

Tracey said: “I’ve decided to take on this challenge for Girlguiding because I want to give more girls and young women the chance to experience the fantastic opportunities available to them at Girlguiding and to encourage other adults to join the fun and volunteer.

“I’m most looking forward to seeing Machu Picchu then soaking my aching limbs in the hot waters at Agua Caliente after a very long hike.”

She is aiming to raise £4,000 for Girlguiding to support 50 disabled girls and young women to attend a camp with their friends, along with their carer or buddy, through our Fund for Members with Disabilities.

To support Tracey in her fundraising efforts go to www.justgiving.com/Tracey-Miller5

Girlguiding is the largest volunteer-led charity for girls and young women across the UK. Without the generosity of supporters like Tracey, and the dedication of 100,000 trained volunteer adult leaders, the charity would not be able to provide great opportunities to its members.

Groups are always in need of volunteer leaders. Find out more on the Girlguiding website www.girlguiding.org.uk and click on ‘get involved’.

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