A team of trekkers from across Wales will set off to explore Vietnam and raise funds for Marie Curie this time next year - and you could join them.

The UK’s leading terminal illness charity is appealing for more adventurous individuals to take on the challenge of a lifetime, by trekking across the Southeast Asian country next Autumn.

The trek will take place from October 24 to November 2 2019, and will raise invaluable funds for Marie Curie in Wales.

The charity provides care and support across Wales to people living with a terminal illness, and their families, either in its hospice in Penarth or in people’s homes.

Last year, Marie Curie Nurses cared for more than 3,000 patients and their families across Wales, at a cost of more than £8 million a year.

There are already more than two dozen people from all over Wales signed up for the trek including Kevin Simpson from Glanaman.

“I signed because I wanted the challenge of the trek itself but also to raise funds for a great cause.

“I’m most looking forward to the scenery and experiencing the Vietnamese way of life. But I am dreading the blisters.

"I’m well aware of blisters following long treks in the military carrying heavy packs.”

As part of Kevin’s fundraising and training he will be entering the Brechfa Tough 10, The Cardiff and Swansea Half Marathons and if that wasn’t enough Kevin is hoping to complete the national Three Peaks Challenge in under 24 hours.

To support Kevin visit justgiving.com/fundraising/uk3peaks-ksimps.

Community fundraiser Chris Roberts said: “Our treks are always very popular, whether it’s with people looking to take on a new challenge in a beautiful country with stunning landscapes, or those whose family has been cared for at home and want to give something back.

“We hope the Vietnam trek will be one of the best treks yet – offering all those taking part the adventure of a lifetime while raising money for an important local cause.”

To find out more about the trek, please visit mariecurie.org.uk or contact Community Fundraiser Chris Roberts on 01554 759071 or chris.roberts@mariecurie.org.uk .