Butcher David set to take up Inca challenge
AN Ely butcher will fly out to the Andes mountain range for a gruelling five-day charity trek later this year. David Bent, of Longfields, will go to Machu Picchu in Peru at the end of November to take part in The Inca Trail uphill hike in aid of Great Or
AN Ely butcher will fly out to the Andes mountain range for a gruelling five-day charity trek later this year.
David Bent, of Longfields, will go to Machu Picchu in Peru at the end of November to take part in The Inca Trail uphill hike in aid of Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.
Mr Bent, 54, said he caught the bug for charity trekking after he went on a trip to The Great Wall of China last year with his son Martin.
"It's hard work with seven to eight-hour days," he said.
You may also want to watch:
"You're up every morning by 6am - It's a real challenge."
He said an important part of the experience was getting to know the other walkers.
- 1 Binmen revolt over alleged bullying, poor pay, low morale and staffing crisis
- 2 Woman pedestrian in her 50s killed in guided busway crash
- 3 Ely Cathedral hosts legendary jockey Frankie Dettori's only book signing
- 4 Retired murder detective, Russell, releases first book in new crime series
- 5 Woman has heart attack and dies in ambulance waiting for a hospital bed
- 6 Plans revealed for new A10 pedestrian bridge
- 7 £330,000 fraudster burning evidence as police raid his home
- 8 Covid-19 vaccine myths ‘biggest challenge’ in progress
- 9 From Star Wars to Cambridge Arts Theatre... Actor Ian McDiarmid talks about The Lemon Table
- 10 Three people arrested in Somersham after stash of Cannabis found in car
"Out of 45 people nobody knew one another, but by the Tuesday morning it was one big family," he said.
He urged readers to take up a similar challenge.
"Get out and do it," he said.
"It is just a fantastic experience."
INFO: If you are interested in helping Mr Bent raise his sponsorship money, visit him at his butcher's shop, Bent and Cornwell, Market Place, Ely.
Photo: HELEN SOUTH 7549