Trekking in Transylvania for St Albans’ Grove House hospice

ARE you already thinking about getting fit for 2012? Start preparing now for the trip of a lifetime trekking through the famed Transylvanian Alps.

So far this year Iain Rennie Grove House (IRGH) treks overseas to Mont Blanc and the Himalayas have raised over �31,500 for hospice care in this area.

IRGH have once again joined forces with the Peace Hospice in Watford and The Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted to organise a brand new challenge for adventurous fundraisers.

The Transylvanian Alps represent a small and lightly-populated region of Romania, nevertheless rich in tradition and myths.

On the trek there will be a chance to make contact with local people, sleep in small mountain villages, taste traditional food, and at the same time trek in two of the highest mountain ranges of Romania.


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There will also be the opportunity to visit the 14th-Century Romanian icon, Dracula’s Castle which was renovated in the 19th Century by the royal family of Romania.

The last two days of the trip will be spent volunteering at a brand new hospice in Bucharest, in partnership with the Hospices of Hope, the leading palliative care charity in South Eastern Europe.

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IRGH needs just eight intrepid participants to sign up by January 22. For further information or to sign up contact Sinead 01727 731002 or sinead.grimes@grove-house.org.uk

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