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Tony Giles

Trekking Peru Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]My name is Tony from southwest England. I’m totally blind and severely deaf in both ears. I’ve been battling against obstacles all my life! I’m about to embark upon my biggest challenge to date- hike the famous Inca Trail of Machu Picchu in Peru! Four days of serious hiking at altitude! My reason for undertaking this? Not only because it is a magnificent adventure and test of my own body and fitness, but more importantly, to raise money for Galloways Society for the Blind. A charity based in Preston England, helping and supporting blind and visually impaired people throughout the Lancashire region to live their lives as independently as possible.[/p][p]Please could you help me reach my goal of £3,850? One half will go to Galloways so they can continue their great community work of supporting blind and visually impaired people, whilst the other half is to fund my trip to Machu Pichu, the hike and challenge of a lifetime.[/p][p]I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to over 120 countries alone and visit all seven world continents, despite being totally blind and severely deaf. By hiking the famous Inca Trail of Peru I want to further illustrate and highlight that people can take on challenges and achieve their goals despite living with disabilities.[/p][p]Living with sight loss is not easy; people often become isolated and cut off from society, lose friends and family members. They can find it difficult to be accepted by society and often struggle to adapt to an ever changing world. That’s why supporting me and raising money for Galloways is so important.[/p][p]They need to raise £1 million annually to survive as a charity and continue their amazing work.[/p][p]So please give as much as you can and help me achieve both my goals of raising money for Galloways and helping me get to Peru and hiking to Machu Picchu.[/p][p]You can read more about me and my travels at:[/p][p][url=http://www.tonythetraveller.com]www.tonythetraveller.com[/url][/p][p]If you wish to learn more about Galloways Society for the Blind and their amazing work visit:[/p][p][url=http://%0dwww.galloways.org.uk%0d]www.galloways.org.uk[/url][/p][p][br][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

09 Apr 2021


Sep 17, 2020


You are a inspiration


Sep 11, 2020

Jen B

Good luck!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 4, 2020


Hi Tony, just wanted to say you are a truly inspiration person. I randomly caught some of your travels late at night on the BBC. It was really interesting to see and I think it's awesome that you are living your travelling dreams. You're awesome!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 19, 2020

Ben Haye

Keep on travelling Tony. Loved the documentary recently.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 19, 2020

Don and Shelly

Dear Tony, We watched your BBC travel show of your trip to Ethiopia. You are truly an inspiration. Jesus/God put it in our minds and hearts to send this to you. You are in our prayers. We hope and pray that you know Jesus and know that He loves you!


Apr 18, 2020

Angela Pressley

My hubbie and I are both isolating as we are classed as vulnerable.We are both oaps and have enjoyed our travels but nothing like yours.I am in awe of you that is why in my tiny way have given to help you achieve. Bonvoyage my friend stay safe and happy.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 12, 2020


Tony, your positive attitude and adventures are inspiring. Looking forward to watching your next escapade! Safe travelling xoxo

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 10, 2020

Joe H

Big Fan Of Yours Tony! Good Luck!

Apr 9, 2020


Good luck with the fund raising for both charity and for you to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru. Will look forward to reading all about it.


Apr 9, 2020


Go on Tony!!! Thanks for the documentaries, and sharing your adventures with us x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid