A Summer Holiday with a Difference
Posted July 2nd 2010
While many people in Scotland will be getting ready to jet off to sunny climes on their holiday, Brian Marshall, Activities Leader at The Huntercombe Group's Campsie House Neurodisability Centre in Kirkintilloch, Scotland, will be preparing for a much more arduous journey, a very different summer holiday and a welcome respite from the World Cup!
The 52 year old father of three, is heading off to Peru for the third time in four years, on behalf of The Vine Trust Charity.
The Vine Trust is an international, interdenominational charity with a vision to see communities transformed by bringing opportunity, health and hope to disadvantaged communities and marginalized people, especially vulnerable children.
In his two previous trips, Brian has worked on a range of projects, including building schools and homes for abandoned street boys. This year, as part of two work parties made up of over 30 people, all who have self funded their trips, Brian will trek over the Andes to the Amazon, where the volunteers will part build a children's home and village. This will eventually become a bakery, which will generate revenue for the community and help them to become self sufficient and sustainable.
Huntercombe has provided some sponsorship for The Vine Trust as well as donating much needed first aid kits and supplies that Brian will hand deliver.
Brian is eagerly anticipating his return to Peru and said "I'm really looking forward to getting back over to Peru to start work on the latest Vine Trust project. Working with the locals, especially the street children, and being welcomed into their community is very humbling, and makes you appreciate what you have in life, and how lucky we are to live in the UK".
More information on The Vine Trust is available at www.vinetrust.org
02 Jul 2010