A WOMAN will mark her 60th birthday this year by completing a trek through Mongolia for charity.
A WOMAN will mark her 60thÂ birthday this year by completing a trek through Mongolia for charity.
Rosemary Dunstan, of Birch Close, Sonning Common, willÂ start her challenge in Ulaanbaatar, the capital,Â and travel east for five days, walking up to 15 miles a day.
Along the way she will stay with locals or camp.
Mrs Dunstan, the manager of Sonning Common library, will be raising money for the Institute of Cancer Research.
She said: “Tragically, one in three of us will develop cancer in our lifetime.
“Even if we are not directly affected, almost all of us will be moved by the pain and suffering cancer causes to a relative or friend.
“The ICR is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutesÂ and scientists and clinicians are working every day in laboratories in London to make a real impact on cancer patients’ lives.”
Mrs Dunstan will be paying her own expenses and hopes to raise £2,500.
This is the 15th year she has taken on a fund-raising challenge for the charity.
Last year she spent five days walking 50 miles in the Himachal Pradesh region of India in the Himalayas.
She has also trekked along the Great Wall of China, through the desert in Jordan and to the Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia. She has also delivered books to children in India and Zambia.Â
To make a donation, visit toÂ www.justgiving.com/RosemaryDunstan60