Nepal challenge for 30th wedding anniversary couple

Nepal challenge for 30th wedding anniversary couple

Mark and Julie Bennett

Nepal, where Mark and Julie Bennett will be trekking for their 30th wedding anniversary

First published in News

A COUPLE have forgone the chance for a party and champagne in order to celebrate their pearl anniversary by trekking around Nepal instead.

Mark and Julie Bennett, from Teesside, will take part in Nepal: The Challenge, in aid of Teesside Hospice for their 30th anniversary.

During their 12 day trip, the couple will trek on varying terrain and volunteer at a local hospice.

Mr Bennett said: “I jokingly said to Julie ‘why don’t we do the Nepal Challenge together?

“At that moment it was as if a light went on in both of our minds. We could combine our celebration with a fantastic chance to give something back and raise some cash for Teesside Hospice.”

After losing his mother to cancer in 2010, Mark regularly organises charity nights at Nunthorpe & Marton Recreation Club and has raised almost £8,000 for the hospice.

Mrs Bennett said: “We want to raise as much money as we can for the hospice so we are contributing what would have been the cost of a party towards our Nepal trip.”

The couple will begin their journey in November 2015.

They ask people to sponsor them in order to make a difference to those that are cared for by Teesside Hospice.

To sponsor Mark and Julie Bennett visit their fundraising page:

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