Leaving the frozen food shopping to her Mum, Karen really has been to Iceland - taking part in the 2003 Iceland Hiking Challenge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief. To qualify she had to pledge to raise a minimum of ú2,000 in sponsorship.
The bulk of her sponsorship came from donations made by our wider family and friends old and new, plus some welcome additions from strangers - in the nicest possible sense, of course! Further funds were raised from the sale of donated goods via table and car boot sales, plus Internet auctions. We have been touched by the generosity of bidders at home and abroad who sent additional sums when they learned that their items had been auctioned for such a worthy cause.
Events such as these can never have too much publicity so we'd be very grateful if you would bring Karen's venture to the attention of as many people as possible. Macmillan has an annual programme of sponsorship events such as this - why not consider taking up the challenge?
Here is a selection from the 100+ photos taken by Karen on her trip. Please click on the pictures to display a full-size image.