THE wife of television presenter Phillip Schofield is to trek in Machu Picchu to raise money for the Chiltern Centre for disabled children in Henley.
Stephanie Schofield, who lives in Fawley, will be accompanied by the coupleís 16-year-old daughter, Ruby, a pupil at Queen Anneís School in Caversham, and four other pupils and their mothers.
The group, who were leaving today (Friday), will attempt to climb 50km in four days.
Mrs Schofield said: ďIt makes me nervous just talking about it ó itíll be hot and itíll be cold and itíll be rainy but itís really quite a sweet thing to go with our daughters.
ďItís a bit of a mother-daughter sharing experience and will be great for the pair of us. The best thing is Ruby is so excited and is really looking forward to it.Ē The idea of the challenge came about when fellow parent Sally Teasdale announced she wanted to do something for charity before she turns 50 later this year.
Her daughter Sian will be among the group, which also includes Sarah Crosbie and her daughter Ella, Sue Laing and her daughter Alicia and Clair Hunt and her daughter Rebecca. The five teenagers are raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust while the other mothers are fund-raising for various charities.
Mrs Schofield chose to raise money for the Chiltern Centre because her husband is patron of the charity.
She said: ďHe has done lots for them and so I just thought it was my turn. The centre does a fantastic job for the community.Ē
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