LOCAL girl Alison Montgomery is going to sing her way to Peru for Amnesty International.
She was selected in September to join 45 young Australians who will hike from Chilca to Machu Picchu and has so far raised $1500 of the $5000 she will need.
“We’re going to be there for five days and hike 44 kilometres. I’ve never really been a hiker but it seemed like a perfect opportunity,” she said.
Ms Montgomery, who is an avid amateur singer, will hold concerts next year in the Berry Courthouse to raise the remaining funds.
The trek will raise money and investigate human rights issues in Peru. Ms Montgomery, who is studying law at the University of Wollongong, hopes to raise awareness of these problems when she returns to Australia.
“It’s going to be a challenge but it’s definitely worth the effort,” she said.
People who wish to donate can go to aitrek