A kind-hearted woman is off on a South American adventure to help those in need.

Jenny Taylor, former head teacher of Broadheath Primary School, will be joining around seven other people from the Anglican churches in Worcestershire to help those in Peru.

Landing in Lima, the country's capital, they will embark on a two week journey through the country helping people as they go, in the project titled Mission To Peru.

Mrs Taylor, of Acton Beauchamp, near Suckley, said: "I have never been to South America or done anything like this before, so I'm really looking forward to it.

"I wanted to go as I wanted to see the real Peru, not just the tourist bits that represent the country in a certain way, and help all those people who are less fortunate as us. That is the most important thing."

The Diocese of Worcester shares a link with the Diocese of Peru, and it is through this link the opportunity for the trip has come to fruition.

While there, the group will be in some of the children’s social action projects developed by the Anglican Church in Peru, helping out with projects in the shanty towns, visiting churches and schools and strengthening the link between the county and the country.

Mrs Taylor, who was also head teacher of Abberley Primary School, said: "I'm really looking forward to helping out as much as I can over there, and seeing how they operate their churches and schools in the country.

"We will mostly be travelling by coach around the country, sleeping in hotels and convents along the way, but it's all worth it as people out there have to live in far harsher conditions, which is ultimately what we are trying to tackle."

Although the trip is self-funded, the group members have been set a task of raising funds before they go. This money is to be given as a donation to the communities in Peru for them to spend how they wish.

Mrs Taylor has set herself a target figure of £200, which is 933.39 Peruvian Nuevo Sol- the currency of Peru- according to the latest exchange rate figures.

Her first fundraising effort is a tea and cakes event, which is scheduled for Saturday, September 14, from 2pm at St John The Baptist Church, in Suckley. There will also be plants, produce, toys and books on sale at the event.

The group are scheduled to fly out to Peru on Tuesday, November 4.