Sharon's home after cold nights in Peru

PUBLISHED: 10:21 24 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:32 15 June 2010

HONITON mum-of-two Sharon Grove is back in familiar territory after a gruelling trek through Peru.

HONITON mum-of-two Sharon Grove is back in familiar territory after a gruelling trek through Peru.Sharon, 38, a Slimming World consultant, of Lilley Walk, took part in a 10-day expedition to raise money for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust, collecting £4,000 in sponsorship. She was one of 33 trekkers who, between them, raised £90,000."It was a gruelling trek 15,000 feet up mountains," she told the Herald."I was dealing with altitudes and camped in local villages. It was very, very cold."During the four-day trek, Sharon's day started at 4.50am."It was a great experience," she said."The main reason why I chose to raise money for the Devon Air Ambulance is that you never know when you may need it. I always see one of the helicopters flying around."Sharon would like to thank Richard Spiller, of Red Homes, and Becky, of Sugar, in New Street. Becky organised a ball and charity auction, which took place at Fishponds House, Dunkeswell, and raised £1,700."During the trek, we seemed to walk all day," she said. "When we got to the top of the Huchayccassa Pass, it started to snow."At the end of the trek, we visited Machu Picchu.


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