Walking llamas in Sidmouth for Shelterbox

PUBLISHED: 13:51 31 December 2008 | UPDATED: 12:04 17 June 2010

AN UNUSUAL Christmas present turned into a fundraising challenge for The ShelterBox Trust.

AN UNUSUAL Christmas present turned into a fundraising challenge for The ShelterBox Trust.

When Jo Street's daughter Francesca gave her a gift voucher for a llama walk with Sidmouth's Peak Hill Llamas, she decided to use the experience to raise money for the charity.

Jo, from Honiton, got family and friends to sponsor her walk, which she did on Sunday, and raised more than £150 for the trust.

Maggie Jee, who runs Peak Hill Llamas, said: "It has been a privilege to help Jo to raise money for such a worthwhile cause."

Jo is pictured holding Golly the llama, while Francesca is holding Ben.

Since operations began in January 2001, Shelterbox has helped more than 700,000 people and worked in more than 50 countries, responding to earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tsunamis, war and volcanoes.

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