Leyland grandad smashes fundraising target of £3850 so he can take on a trek to Machu Picchu.
At the beginning of February, we reported on James Coulton who was planning on trekking the Inca Trail in Peru to raise money for Galloways.
James is the Outdoor Activities Coordinator for Galloways and began losing his sight in November 2002.
He is planning a 5-day arduous journey along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu at altitudes of 4200 metres.
Deepdale Labour Club hosted a charity auction on Saturday 29th February to help him reach his target.
The night was a huge success and boosted his total by £1000.
James, who lives in Farington, said: “I am really pleased we raised so much. I wish to thank everyone for their generosity,
“By buying and selling raffle tickets, taking part in the auction or by simply donating. Everyone has been incredibly supportive and it means so much,
“This money will go towards continuing our services to support people through sight loss. This includes our Get Active programme, social groups, and emotional support.”
The evening included entertainment from singers Alyssa and Holly, as well as an auction and raffle, with prizes from many businesses and organisations, including PNE, Windermere Manor Hotel and DW Fitness.
One service user, Tommy Nelson, was delighted to support the fundraising, saying: “My self-confidence has shot up since attending the Galloway’s Get Active events organised by James.”
James will be taking on the Inca Trail on October 10th till 19th, you can help him raise even more by donating here.