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Former QEGS student, Katie Barry, set to trek through Morocco in memory of aunt

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: September 03, 2014

Katie Barry, 21, who plans to finish a trek from Marrakesh by climbing North Africa's highest peak.

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A UNIVERSITY student from Ashbourne is planning an epic African trek and mountain climb for charity.

Katie Barry, a former QEGS student who now lives in London, is taking part in a trek from Marrakesh, in Morocco, into the High Atlas mountain range.

It will end with a summit attempt of Jebel Toubkal, North Africa's tallest mountain at 4,167 metres high.

The 21-year-old will take on next month's challenge to raise money for the Anthony Nolan Trust in memory of her aunt Lucy Barry, who died from leukaemia.

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Katie said: "Anthony Nolan, the charity that organises and recruits donors to the bone marrow register, is a fantastic charity that meant my aunt Lucy had an extra six months with us before she sadly lost the fight last summer.

"So far, I have raised more than £3,500, which is amazing and way above my target.

"But I really want to raise as much as possible and spread the word about the bone marrow register and how easy it is to sign up."

Donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/Katie-Barry.

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