Trek through Transylvania by fundraising sisters

Sharon Griffiths and Sandy Vickers at the top of Piatra Mica in Romania.
Sharon Griffiths and Sandy Vickers at the top of Piatra Mica in Romania.

Two sisters have completed a trek through Transylvania and raised more than £4000 for Breast Cancer Care.

Under the team name ‘Perky Pinks’ Sandy Vickers from Carlisle Close, Grantham and her sister Sharon Griffiths from Braunston Road, Oakham have been taking part in various fundraising walks for the charity since 2006.

Sandy, aged 57, said: “This year we fancied something more challenging and Romania seemed to fit the bill. The trek took place over four days, amidst beautiful scenery, meadows, forest and mountains.”

Their adventure through the Transylvanian Alps also took them to the infamous Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle, and up the 1800 metre peak Piatra Mica.

“It has been one of the most amazing, scary and tough things we have done, but so very rewarding,” added Sandy.

The sisters were part of a group of 10 other women from around the UK who were supporting a range of charities.

Sandy who works at St John’s Medical Centre, added: “We chose Breast Cancer Care as a charity, as they are a very worthy cause. We are lucky enough, touch wood, not to be affected with this disease, but wanted to do our bit. As ladies we all know people who have been affected and how devastating it can be.”

You can still donate by going to www.justgiving.com/PERKYPINKS2014