A group of six keen adventurers from Enniskillen set off for a 10-day trekking challenge in the North East area of Vietnam last week in support of Northern Irelands leading local cancer charity, Action Cancer.

Wendy Fleming along with four local firemen David Donaldson, Barry Rodgers, Emmett Gibson, Jason McVitty and David’s son, Justin, met up with 17 other participants at Belfast City Airport for the first of three flights that would eventually take them to the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi.

The group will walk for a total of six hours a day, trekking the ancient mountain passes and terraced paddy fields of the Sapa region, camping in remote villages and interacting with local hill tribes including the Black Hmong and Red Dao people. They have been working hard fundraising over the past year and a half and between them they have raised an amazing amount of £20,400. Money which will be used by Action Cancer to provide local cancer detection and prevention services such as breast screening for women aged 40 – 49 and 70+, counselling, complementary therapies, health promotion and MOT health checks.

Action Cancer Events and PR Officer Leigh Chamberlain, said: “People take on these adventures for many reasons; some because their lives have been touched by cancer, others because they want to enjoy the experience of a lifetime, and support a worthwhile cause while doing so. I would like to thank everyone in Enniskillen who has supported Wendy, David, Barry, Jason, Emmett and Justin with their fundraising over the past many months. £20,400 is an amazing amount of money and will help Action Cancer to continue to provide our vital services across the country.”