AN actor is preparing for a gruelling trek in Iceland to help disadvantaged children.

Rachel Priest, aged 32, is raising funds for The Children’s Adventure Farm in memory of her nan, Joan Rutter, who died in December, aged 95.

Pupils at St Martin’s RC Primary School in Murdishaw, Runcorn, where her mum, Liz, used to teach, donated £250 after she organised Easter egg hunts.

Rachel, from Appleton, said: “I fell in love with the adventure farm. They provide holidays for children with disabilities and terminal illnesses.

“They have to raise one million pounds every year to keep going.

“I’m very excited about my trip to Iceland. It’ll be great to explore. We’re walking 55km over three days, in volcanic terrain.

“We’ll be wading through icy streams past glaciers.”

Rachel has raised £3,108, exceeding her target of £1,650 but she is still collecting donations for this children's charity.

She added: “The children and staff at St Martin’s were fantastic.”

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