SALOBRENA resident Helen McCormack and four sure-footed friends – one a donkey – recently completed a three-day trek over mountain paths from Orgiva to Niguelas. 

Their mini adventure raised €100 for Acompalia, the Granada-based hospice and palliative care charity.

The team, led by Helen, comprised her Dutch friend Cecelia and Cecilia’s twin daughters, 15 year old Anna Loula and Antonia Rosa.

The fifth member, Pepita, is a 10-year old donkey.

Helen described some of the highs and lows during the walk, “At one stage, trudging uphill in hot sunshine from Orgiva, Pepita’s legs folded and she just went down. We rested her for an hour or so and she was fine!”

Helen embarked on the walk to highlight the importance of recently set up organisation Acompalia, whose patron is Driving Over Lemons writer Chris Stewart.

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