Willowbrook Hospice is looking for intrepid explorers to join its latest fundraising challenge- trekking the Great Wall of China in October 2017.
The five day trek (16-20 October) is part of the hospice’s 20th (China) anniversary and will include walking through wild landscapes with distant green river valleys and mountain peaks with one of the great wonders of the world as the backdrop.
The trip will be rounded off with a visit to Beijing and an opportunity to visit specular sights such as The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square or the beautiful Temple of Heaven.
The price is a £349 self-funded registration fee, plus raising a minimum of £3,000 in sponsorship.
This fee includes all meals on the trip, flights (excluding taxes), all transfers and transport in China, accommodation in a hotel for three nights, tents/lodge accommodation on the trek for four nights, bottled water for trekking, professional English speaking guides, a challenge leader and a full first aid kit.
Willowbrook’s Challenges Fundraiser Mark Pilkington who will be joining the ‘expedition’ said: “The terrain during the trek will be quite hilly both on and off the wall and with the temperatures will be anything up to 25 degrees, it’ll be a real challenge. But for those taking part it will be the experience of a lifetime – walking across one of the great wonders of the world while helping to raise much needed funds to help Willowbrook continue to care for local people with life limiting illnesses.”
Various training walks and social events will be organised prior to October 2017 so that trekkers can get to know each before departure. For more information, please contact Mark Pilkington on 01744 453798 or email firstname.lastname@example.org