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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 Oct 2020


Jan 24, 2020

Ellie M

Go Tony, have an incredible time trekking!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jan 21, 2020

Adrienne Gault

Hi Tony, it's Adrienne from getaboutable.com, just a small contribution from me personally to help get you on your way.


Jan 20, 2020

Kate POwell

Go tony go !

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jan 20, 2020

David W

Go Tony! Will look forward to hearing all about it when you're back.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Jan 17, 2020

Gina Bill

Happy trekking

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jan 16, 2020

Nun having fun

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jan 16, 2020


£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jan 15, 2020

Dimitrije Dragojlovic Dragojlovic SERBIA


Jan 15, 2020

Geoff and Sue

Still an amazing "young"lad

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jan 15, 2020


Buena suerte Tony. Espero que todo salga bien (Ain't Google translate brilliant!!! )

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid