DJ treks Machu Picchu for Sense International Peru
3 December 2014
DJ and radio presenter Yvette Chivers (MissChivers) trekked Machu Picchu in Peru to raise money for children and adults who are both deaf and blind.
Yvette was inspired to take on the ten-day trek to raise funds for Sense International, as she has a degenerative eye condition known as Retinitis Pigmentosa. Whilst in Peru she visited the charity to volunteer and experience firsthand how the funds can really make a difference.
"Although I am registered partially sighted, to me it is totally incomprehensible to have hearing loss too. During my volunteering in Peru I got to experience first-hand the sort of support that children and young adults with sight and hearing difficulties need. It just puts everything into perspective."
The DJ collected sound and music samples whilst in Peru to make electronic music tracks for an album that will be released next year. All the proceeds will go to Sense International Peru and the Sense Woodside Family Centre in Bristol to support the work they do with children and young adults.
"There are a lot of deafblind people who can be really helped through the projects that Sense facilitates both in the UK and globally. From learning new skills, to being supported to communicate and move around it's important to raise awareness and funds to help deafblind people live active and full lives."
Yvette Chivers has raised £1,000 through a number of fundraising activities including a DJ tour in the UK and Ibiza with B-Side Project and Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Foundation.
MissChivers is planning to raise £4,000, To donate go to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MissChivers
First published: Tuesday 18 June 2013
Last updated: Friday 6 December 2019