Inca trail trekkers smash fundraising target!

Inca trail trekkers smash fundraising target!

Published by The Spire FM News Team at 2:43pm 8th June 2017. (Updated at 6:25pm 8th June 2017)

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A team of 35 Stars Appeal supporters have raised more than 100k for the hospital charity.

The Stars Appeal trekkers have broken the £100,000 mark!

The 35 strong team of adventurers which took on the Inca Trail in Peru last month have presented the Salisbury District Hospital charity with a cheque for a staggering £101,303.

The amount surpasses the £80k they thought they'd raise tackling the trail to reach the iconic Macchu Picchu which is 2,430 metres above sea level

The trek was led by Spire FM's Martin Starke, he says he was "close to tears" when the total amount was revealed.

Inca Martin Starke

There was added reason to celebrate as every member of the team completed the challenging trail overcoming altitude sickness and weary limbs.

Inca Trail May 2017 5 (Martin Starke)

Local cake maker House of Sankey recreated the Inca city complete with llama for the trekkers to get stuck into!

Inca Trail Cake jpg

The Stars Appeal say they're overwhelmed by the support.

The new chief executive of Salisbury District Hospital Cara Charles-Barks was at last night's presentation and paid tribute to the amazing fundraisers: 

You can see the rest of the photos from the cheque presentation here:

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