Amazing Sumatra trip for breast cancer charity

Bev and Sophie are pictured in the wilds of Sumatra - gibbons, orangutans and all.
Bev and Sophie are pictured in the wilds of Sumatra - gibbons, orangutans and all.
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Mother and daughter Bev Howland and Sophie Jones are back on familiar ground after completing their Sumatran Jungle challenge.

The pair spent 12 days trekking through the wilds of Sumatra.

Bev (55) and Sophie (30) were in the jungle for five days and four nights.

They survived the hot, humid conditions and encounters with all kinds of animals and insects.

And their efforts certainly paid off as they raised £2,900 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research.

Bev, a former pupil at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Horncastle, said: “The trek was tough going.

“We did not have any hot water for 12 days and no toilet or wash facilities while we were in the jungle.

“We bathed in rivers and waterfalls.

“We saw orangutans, black gibbons and a variety of monkeys - and rode on an elephant.

“It was an amazing experience.”

Bev is already planning her next trek and said she and Sophie wanted to thank everyone who had helped donate money.