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Joanne’s Grand challenge

Posted on November 29 2006 at 11:17:55


ITV Central News presenter Joanne Malin has agreed to take part in a challenging trek to the Grand Canyon next June, in aid of Acorns Children’s Hospices.

Joanne, who lives in Alvechurch, will be raising funds and awareness for the charity, which offers care to life-limited children and their families at its hospices in Selly Oak, Walsall and Worcester, and through its community team who offer support at home. 

There is no charge for Acorns’ service but running costs stand at £4,500 per day per hospice and most of that money comes from public donations.

The ten-day challenge is described as a “once in a lifetime experience” in which the group of volunteers will descend 3,100ft to the heart of the Canyon to stay with the Havasupai Indians, an ancient native tribe.

They will then follow a demanding trail through a labyrinth of red sandstone and encounter beautiful blue-green waterfalls including the Havasu, Mooney and Navajo Falls.

To find out more about Acorns, please visit 

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