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Globe-trotting couple do talk on adventures
A CRADLEY couple who travelled half-way round the world have raised £1,300 at a charity evening speaking about their once-in-a-lifetime trip.
Derek and Ann Carver, of Cradley, near Malvern, enjoy backpacking in unusual places across the globe and in January they headed to Argentina.
After a few days in the South American country they visited a travel agent and within a few hours boarded a boat heading to Antarctica.
Since returning, the couple have begun raising money for the local Scouts, Cubs and Beavers and the South Georgia Heritage charity, which aims to clear an island home of rats for 400,000 penguins that they visited in the South Atlantic.
Mrs Carver said: “We really wanted to visit the island because one of our friends spoke so highly of it.
“The trip was 18 days and took us to the Falklands, Stanley Harbour, before we went onto South Georgia Island, which was our favourite place.
“Next was the Antarctic Peninsula with more seals, penguins and wonderful ice scenery. On the way back we were lucky enough to have two large humpback whales playing around our boat. It was amazing.
“The captain said he hadn’t seen anything like it before.”
At the first evening held at Cradley School, where 100 people enjoyed a two-course meal prior to the presentation, they raised £1,300. The couple hope to have the same success in January when they hold a repeat at the Conquest Theatre in Bromyard.
For more information on the evening, call 01885 488575.