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Galloway's outdoor activities coordinator James smashes his fundraising target for Trek Peru

James Coulton stood next to the Trek Peru promotional banner
James Coulton

Galloway's outdoor activities coordinator James Coulton has smashed his fundraising goal for Trek Peru, raising almost £4,000.

Ever since signing up to the 10-day challenge, which takes place in October, James has been working towards achieving the £3,850 target and was delighted when he boosted his funds by £1,000 after a charity night at Deepdale Labour Club.

The evening included entertainment from singers Alyssa and Holly, as well as an auction and raffle, with prizes from many businesses and organisations, including PNE, Windermere Manor Hotel, DW Fitness, Water Park Lakeland Adventure Centre and Tesco.

James, who lives in Farington, said: “I am really pleased we raised so much. I wish to thank everyone for their generosity, by buying and selling raffle tickets, taking part in the auction or by simply donating. Everyone has been incredibly supportive and it means so much.

“This money will go towards continuing our services to support people through sight loss. "This includes our Get Active programme, social groups, and emotional support.”

One service user, Tommy Nelson, was delighted to support the fundraising, saying: “My self-confidence has shot up since attending the Galloway's Get Active events organised by James.”

James, a grandfather-of-two, has now reached his £3,850 target, and is preparing to take part in Galloway’s’ first overseas trek in Peru, which takes place from October 10 to 19.

Registration for the 10-day challenge is £299. For more information on how to take part, email or visit

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