21 of us left the Hospice at midnight on the 4th November, cheered on by ward nurses Jules and Andrea. We picked up 2 trekkers in Preston then met the rest of our gang at Heathrow. After a gruelling 30 hours of travel we caught our first glimpse of Cambodia with a smattering of watery islands and houses on stilts – we’re here! Cambodia is 7 hours in front of us in the UK so we all try hard to stay awake in the 30 degree heat.
After a first meal together as a team, Nak (our local guide) and Craig from Global Adventure Challenges brief us on our first day – a 6am start across paddy fields to spend our first night camping next to a working Buddhist temple.
Thanks to everyone who is supporting us at home, we presented the trek team with Hospice T-shirts sponsored by Atkinsons Fish & Chips and Gizmos Pizzeria (Our hoodies are sponsored by Morecambe Eats) – thank you for all your kindness.
The St John’s Hospice Cambodia Trekkers
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