Reborn in Peru - Tony Hadley treks to Machu Picchu in search of Inca ‘GOLD!’ | Action Medical Research

Reborn in Peru - Tony Hadley treks to Machu Picchu in search of Inca ‘GOLD!’

24 June 2003

Dear Editor

I’ve sung in Spandau Ballet and won Reborn in the USA, but I’ve just completed one of the greatest challenges of my life. After reading about it in The Daily Express I trekked to Machu Picchu to raise money for leading medical charity, Action Research. Now, I’d like to challenge readers to do the same and, like me, sign up for an Action Research trek in Peru. I came back with two large blisters and aching joints as souvenirs, but knowing I’ve helped the Charity raise over £1m in Peru this year is an amazing feeling. To get to the unforgettable ruins of Machu Picchu you trek at over 14,000 feet and climb thousands of ancient steps. It’s a real challenge, but anyone who is reasonably fit can do it. I’m really impressed with the worthwhile work Action Research does benefiting babies, children and adults. Their breakthroughs include developing the UK’s first polio vaccine, the artificial hip operation, ultrasound scanning in pregnancy, and the use of folic acid to prevent spina bifida. Action Research is in desperate need of money for other vital projects, and the Charity is running another fundraising trek to Peru from 6-15 May 2004.

A free information pack is available from 01732 744031 or

Like me, I hope readers will sign up to raise money for a great cause and face the challenge of a lifetime.

Yours sincerely

Tony Hadley

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