Peterculter woman to hike Alps for charity

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An Aberdeenshire woman is strapping on her hiking boots as she prepares for a five-day charity hike in the Swiss Alps next week.

Peterculter resident Rachael Hunter will be walking up to 10 hours a day as she climbs Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest peak.

She wants to raise money for Aberdeen charity Befriend a Child – setting herself the challenge after turning 30.

She said: “The whole training and fundraising experience so far has been tough but rewarding.

“I’ve met so many kind and generous people and learnt a lot along the way.

“Befriend a Child is a fantastic charity that helps kids be kids again.

“We sometimes take for granted how lucky we are, but we mustn’t forget about those who aren’t so fortunate.”

The charity relies solely on donations and volunteers who meet with children to talk, share and gain new experiences.

Rachael has already raised £2,100 for the charity.

Her hike will begin June 19.

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