AN Ashbourne university student is planning an epic trek and mountain climb abroad for charity.
Katie Barry, a former QEGS student who currently lives in London, is taking part in a trek that will takes her from Marrakesh into the High Atlas mountain range, and end with a summit attempt of Jebel Toubkal, North Africa’s highest mountain.
She decided to take on the challenge to raise money in memory of her late aunt Lucy Barry, who died from leukaemia.
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 online at www.justgiving.com/Katie-Barry