Janice Cosham back from fascinating trek in Nepal

Janice Cosham on her trek in Nepal to raise money and awareness for The Leprosy Mission
Janice Cosham on her trek in Nepal to raise money and awareness for The Leprosy Mission
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A RETIRED administrator walked amongst the clouds during a recent trip to Nepal where she embarked on a 60 mile trek through the Annapurna Mountains.

Janice Cosham, 64, of Queens Avenue, Market Deeping flew out to Nepal last month to see the life changing work The Leprosy Mission, who she volunteers for, are carrying out.

Janice said: “It was a very interesting trip, absolutely fascinating.

“It is one thing to see photos but it is completely different to meet people and it makes it all a lot more real.

During her trip, Janice spent three nights at Anadaban Hospital meeting patients and staff and seeing the work that is done there, including an operation to straighten the fingers of a man who was being treated for leprosy.

After visiting a self help project for people suffering with the affliction Janice’s thoughts turned to her own personal physical challenge on the trip.

She said: “I found the trek itself very challenging. 

“The first two days were all uphill until we arrived at Tara Hill which was approximately 10,000 feet up. 

“The views of the mountains were wonderful.

“I am so grateful to all those people who have sponsored me and have raised nearly £2,000 to help those affected by leprosy.” 

Now she has returned Janice plans to give a talk on her trip at Our Lady and St Guthlac Catholic church in Deeping St James in September.