Gordon’s on the Inca trail

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A BIN wagon driver from Alnwick is hoping to make his biggest collection to date – by completing a trek to the lost city of the Incas in Peru.

Gordon Taylor has signed up for the adventure of a lifetime to Machu Picchu this May, which will raise money for the Cash for Kids charity.

But the 49-year-old first needs to hit the required £3,500 target for the good cause, so he’s calling on local businesses to back his expedition.

Gordon said: “I spent 26 years with Alnwick District Council in various spheres of work before becoming a refuse collection vehicle driver, only leaving so I could go on a six-month drive around Australia.

“I am now employed by a different company, though still doing the same kind of work.

“I’ve registered with Metro Radio and Tony Horne to attempt the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas, in Peru in May. I need to raise £3,500 to give myself the opportunity and I hope I can achieve that.

“I do have some ideas of small fund-raisers such as a charity leg wax and music nights, but I really believe that, because of the size of Alnwick and surrounding areas, the only way I can raise this amount is to try and get local businesses involved.”

Anyone wishing to support Gordon’s good cause can email gordy007@btinternet.com or visit his Just Giving page at http://www.justgiving.com/Gordon-Taylor0