Wendy Coles (aka Grandma!) recently completed an amazing challenge – a trek from the Dead Sea to Petra. Following the recent loss of her sight in one eye through a detached retina, Wendy set out to raise money for VICTA setting herself an amazing target of £4,000. Petra seemed the perfect choice and is close to her heart being a destination her late father had always wished to visit.

The trek took Wendy across the Jordanian desert on a five day journey, following ancient trails and sleeping under the stars. Much of the terrain was mountainous and more like rock climbing than trekking, as Wendy said:

“…ledges with sheer drops to the side of you wasn’t that easy with just the one eye!!!… but we did it and I’m proud to have achieved it for your charity.”

Wendy did indeed make it and overcame desert heat and rocky climbs to complete the trek in the beautiful red rock city of Petra.

A fantastic achievement, well done Wendy!