Gutsy Peruvian adventure raises £5,000 for intestinal failure at St Mark’s Hospital
Janice Ferrari from St Mark’s Hospital showed she’s “got the guts” when she embarked on gruelling a 10 day trek across the Andes from Cusco in south Peru to Maccu Picchu to raise money for intestinal failure research at St Mark’s Hospital in Harrow.
Janice faced many challenges on her journey as she trekked through the Lares trail, guided with loving care and attention by local Inca tribesmen. This path included trekking in high altitude 5,000 metres above sea level, a snow blizzard and narrow paths with sheer drops to one side.
Gutsy Janice said: “This is an experience I will never forget. I made so many friends and also had the chance to discover one of the seven wonders of the world. It was the hardest thing I have ever done but really worthwhile.”
Consultant Gastroenterologist, Dr Simon Gabe, who has most recently been involved in groundbreaking research to support tissue engineering to grow small bowel, said: “Without people like Janice we would not be able to carry out the vital research needed to help improve the quality of life for people suffering from intestinal diseases. We are all impressed with Janice’s commitment and would like to say a huge thank you to her and our many other fundraisers.”
Janice went on to say: “I would to thank everyone who donated, from friends and colleagues at St. Mark’s to a number of local companies including Ferrari Dewe & Company, Taste of China, The Old Etonian and Incanto restaurants in Harrow.”
For more information on the charitable work of the St Mark’s Hospital Foundation and more general work of the hospital please see www.stmarkshospital.org.uk and www.mosaicappeal.org.uk to buy a special tile.