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KHRP Welcomes Trekker’s Fundraising Efforts
Wednesday, 01 September 2010 12:32

Ann Schutte at the start of her journey

KHRP would like to thank former intern Ann Schutte for her fantastic Pyrenees Hike in Aid of KHRP.

Ann set off on her 800km trans-Pyrenean experience 38 days ago from Bilbao, northern Spain. After weathering 10 thunderstorms and enduring 7 blisters, she has successfully raised over £600 for KHRP.

Commenting on adventure, Ann said: ‘I walked in some incredible scenery and met many people that I would never have had the chance to encounter elsewhere. There is a tremendous amount of camaraderie in the mountains, especially when the weather is bad, so I never felt alone! A highlight for me was making the border crossing into Andorra over a very steep and high pass, despite the forecast of snow (Spain in August!). This achievement was somewhat diminished by the two chaps who did it in trainers, and the man who did it with his son on his back. All three of them Spanish, this gives some explanation of the Spanish sporting world’s domination this summer. A low point was when a cleaning lady at a campsite drenched my rucksack with her hose straight after I had narrowly avoided being caught in a storm. She laughed. I cried.’

Anybody still wishing to contribute to her impressive fundraising efforts can do so by visiting Ann’s JustGiving page today. You can also learn more about her adventure by visiting Ann's Amazing Pyrenees Trek on KHRP’s Facebook event page.

‘Ann, I am delighted to hear of your safe arrival back to English soil and congratulations on your amazing trans-Pyrenean feat’, said KHRP’s Chief Executive, Kerim Yildiz today. ‘Thank you so much. I can assure you that the funds raised will make a real difference in helping to combat the historic discrimination and widespread human rights abuses endured by more than 30 million people living in the Kurdish regions. Our heartfelt thanks go out to you and all those who have generously supported you on your inspiring adventure.’