An intrepid bunch are taking on an epic trek in the Balkans this month in a bid to raise £50,000 for Jersey Cheshire Home.
The group of nineteen will be challenging themselves both physically and mentally as they aim to conquer three of the highest peaks in Kosovo, Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia.
They will be starting their adventure in Kosovo on Sunday 11th September where they will conquer Mountt Gjeravica (2,656m), the second highest peak in the Dinaric Alps range.
From Kosovo, they will cross borders through wild remote landscapes into Montenegro to summit Mountt Zla Kolata (2,534m).
They will then finish with the challenge of Albania and Macedonia’s highest peak – Mount Korab (2751m).
They have all been busy training for the big trip and are almost halfway to reaching their fundraising target, having raised £23,000 so far.
All funds raised will go directly to helping ensure greater access to the Gardens at Jersey Cheshire Home and to create an outdoor activities room for the islanders who live there with a range of disabilities.
Donna Abel, CEO Jersey Cheshire Home said: “We’re really grateful to this fantastic bunch who have been training hard for the 7th Cheshire Home Trek. It promises to be another amazing adventure for this year’s trekkers and we are delighted that they are helping us raise money to get our Garden Accessibility project off the ground. The project will help increase social interaction amongst our residents, give them more independence and help them connect with nature.”
Jersey Cheshire Home is the only residential facility on the island caring solely for adults with disabilities.