Clare all set for trek and home building challenge

Big adventure ahead: Clare Martin all set for her mountain climb and jungle trek. Photo: SG150411-134TW

Big adventure ahead: Clare Martin all set for her mountain climb and jungle trek. Photo: SG150411-134TW

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CLARE Martin is set to abandon her home comforts to climb Cambodia’s Kulen mountain, go on a jungle trek and help build homes for victims of land mines.

November’s week-long adventure has been organised by cerebral palsy charity Scope and Clare (25), from Weston, must first raise £3,200 for its work in the UK.

Clare has a fondness for home comforts – particularly her hair straighteners – and admits the jungle is not her ideal place as she is “creeped out by creepy crawlies”.

But she says: “I am very determined and really excited about what I’ve taken on and it’s for such a good cause.”

Clare is busy fundraising and has so far had donations totalling more than £600.

She hopes her big money spinner will be a masquerade ball at The Park Inn, Peterborough, on Friday, July 29. The £55 tickets include a welcome drink, a three-course meal, a disco – and all drinks at the bar.

Zumba classes are another of her ideas to bring in the cash.

Clare is a project surveyor with Peterborough housing company Cross Keys Homes and is particularly looking forward to the five-day home-building part of the adventure.

She said: “We will be helping to build houses on stilts for the victims of landmines and their families.”

* To book tickets for the masquerade ball contact Clare on 07793 531184. Donations to Scope for Clare’s adventure can be made via www.virginmoneygiving.com/claremartin.