Rene Jehu, 69, is being put through his paces in readiness to trek 240km in the French Alps. The 12-day Trek is part of the GR5 Trail, starting in Briançon and ending in Nice, all money raised will support Jehu Group’s chosen charity of the year, The Trussell Trust.
The Trussell Trust is a poverty charity which runs a network of over 400 foodbanks, give emergency food and support to people in crisis across the UK. The Trussell Trust’s vision is to end hunger and poverty in the UK by bringing communities together and providing compassionate, practical help with dignity whilst challenging injustice.
Rene and his two team mates, Bill Strong, 70 and Steve Mulligan, 69 will make the 240km journey, climbing 8,500 meters.
Rene said: “This trek is going to be tough we’ll be climbing 1,000m a day, this is equivalent to tackling Pen-y-Fan 3 times a day, everyday with a full backpack.”
The 3 Amigos, as Rene referred to his himself and his comrades will set off on their journey on Tuesday 28th August from Briançon and finish in Nice on Saturday 8th September. The temperature can vary from near freezing to the early 30’s and their longest trek will be approx. 28-30 km which will take around 10hrs, climbing over 1,800m.
Rene also commented: “The aim of this challenge is to raise the profile of the Trussell Trust, without it many food banks would really struggle to operate.”
There are currently 13 million people living below the poverty line and in the last year The Trussell Trust have given over £1.1 million three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis.
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For more information on The Trussell Trust and their programmes go to – www.trusselltrust.org