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Pam’s Patagonia trek raises £5,000 for Macmillan

Pam Smith from Verwood in Dorset has recently returned from one of her challenging fundraising adventures.

Caption: Pam Smith on the edge of a vast icecap in Patagonia
Caption: Pam Smith on the edge of a vast icecap in Patagonia

The mother of three and grandmother of five, Pam Smith – who pays for her own expenses – has recently returned from trekking in a very remote area of Patagonia, Chile.

She raised another £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, a charity that she has been fund raising for over the past 19 years. Pam has completed many treks during that time.

On this occasion, she travelled to a remote area of Southern Chile in four-wheel drive vehicles, on dirt tracts for about eight hours, before heading off on foot into the wildness.

Pam said, “We walked bare foot through icy, glacial rivers, climbed rickety ladders, scrambled up rocks, cut bushes with a machete to find our way up into even remoter valleys, camped in the wild and ended up zip wiring across a huge, wild river. It was an amazing experience, watching icebergs drifting on glacial lakes as blue as the sky and standing beside a glacier that was only the edge of a vast icecap. The most amazing thing was that we never saw another person the whole time we were walking it was so wild.”

Pam says she would like to thank everyone who donated to her expenses at carnivals and fairs. If you would like to hear more about the talks that she gives about her treks to many parts of the world including Chile, please email: pamcsmith@hotmail.co.uk or telephone 012012 822198.

There is no stopping Pam, she is already planning another year of fund-raising this year.

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