Charity trek raises £45k
by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2008-10-23
Participants of a fundraising expedition to the Amalfi coastal region of Italy has raised £45,000 for Norwood.
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A fundraising expedition to the Amalfi coastal region of Italy has raised £45,000 for Norwood to support its work in helping Jewish children, families and adults who are socially disadvantaged.
The trek in Italy's south-western region saw 18 participants walking 60km over six days including those with disabilities.
Among them was James Fine who has cerebral palsy and has previously taken part in other adventures including a South Africa Walk in 2006.
"We trekked past lemon groves and vineyards," said Philip Bunt, Norwood's director of corporate services. "We also discovered the hidden treasures and rich traditions that the historic town of Amalfi had to offer. The trek was well organised and great fun, as well as being challenging."