We Trekked Across Cuba for Charity – A Mini-Memoir

By Jacqueline Jeynes
Jackie and her daughter-in-law
Margy Kennedy cross
the finish line in Cuba.


“How would you like to do something for charity?” I asked my daughter-in-law Margy one day. 

“Yes, why not?”

“Great. I've just signed us up for a charity challenge trek across Cuba.”

The charity is MIND in England and Wales. It provides advice and support, and campaigns to improve services, raise awareness, and promote understanding.

It is a few years since we got back from our trek in Cuba, but it seems like a lifetime away from the Caribbean sun, sea, and sand now that travel is restricted globally.

It was a well-organized trip with spectacular scenery and friendly locals who took great care