Calum Best is taking a break from life in London and television appearances to take on a new challenge when he embarks on a charity trek to Vietnam at the end of the month.
The trek is in aid of The Childrenâ€™s Trust, a national charity which provides specialist care to some of the UKâ€™s most severely disabled children, and rehabilitation services to children with an acquired brain injury.
The 29-year-old television personality, together with Gail Porter, is busily working on his fitness at a London gym in preparation for the trek in North Vietnam which begins on Saturday 27th February, with a flight to Hanoi.
On the second day of the trip, Calum and fellow trekkers will take a train to Lao Cai in Vietnam, where the trek will begin in earnest, taking them through the beautiful and remote region of Sapa in the north west of Vietnam.
The route will follow paths along river banks, and a number of steep inclines that are long and unrelenting, but with breathtaking scenery. The group will experience the culture of the country with overnight stays at some of the villages, before returning to the UK on 8th March.
Calum, who is hoping to raise over Â£5,000 said: â€œI am delighted to be taking part in this trek as, having met the children at The Childrenâ€™s Trust, I have seen at first hand their determination, regardless of their disabilities, to take on their own individual challenges to help them enjoy a better quality of life.â€
If you would like to sponsor Calum, please visit: www.justgiving.com/Calum-Best
For more information about The Childrenâ€™s Trust and to find the perfect fundraising challenge for you, visit: www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk.