Amy gets set for expedition to Peru - with a little help form her photographer dad

Amy Fairbrother and her dad Paul

Amy Fairbrother and her dad Paul

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A SCOUT leader who has been involved since Brownies, has raised £2,000 towards the cost of taking part in an expedition to Peru.

During a 10-day project in August organised by Greater Manchester West scouting, Amy Fairbrother and 21 other 14 to 24-year-olds will irrigate the fields and help to paint a school in Cusco before jungle trekking and visiting Machu Picchu.

Amy, 19, from Lyons Fold, Sale, an apprentice midwife at Wythenshawe Hospital, has to make £3,000 to do the trip.

Her father, who has four other children involved in scouting, has stepped in to help.

Paul, a photographer, is offering a full day’s photography to the highest bidder.

The winner can choose between business pictures or a family portrait. Alternatively, he will teach them to take better pictures themselves.

He said: “I’m happy to offer my skills to help Amy. I hope I get lots of bids.”

Those who do could be in for a bargain since a day’s photography usually costs between £600 and £1000.

Amy said: “I am looking forward to it. I have never been further than France before.”

The group have had four training sessions at Dunham and Middlewood scout camps.

James Treacy, Stretford Network district leader, said: “We want this international event to set a template for our county. The young people will gain life experience and learn how others live.

“It is really nice of my dad to help,” said Amy.

* To bid for a day’s photography, email Competition closes at midnight on June 15.

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