Trekkers complete Great Wall challenge

PUBLISHED: 15:00 06 November 2012

The trekkers who raised funds for Penny Brohn Cancer Care at the Great Wall of China

The trekkers who raised funds for Penny Brohn Cancer Care at the Great Wall of China


THOUSANDS of pounds have been raised for a Pill-based cancer charity by trekkers who took on the Great Wall of China.

Penny Brohn Cancer Care sent a 19-strong team for the five-day challenge which saw them walk for nine hours per day, including a 1,000-step climb to the foot of the Great Wall.

During the trip, the walkers also had the chance to contribute to a unique restoration project which allowed them to lay a brick back into the wall with a sentimental item underneath it. They chose to bury a photo of the charity’s national centre as their item.

Penny Brohn Cancer Care fundraising support assistant, Kirstie Tudor, said: “We are so grateful to everyone who took part. It was an honour to be part of the trek and truly was a once in a lifetime experience.

“This is our third overseas charity expedition and we’re hoping this trip will raise £30,000.”

The charity is already planning its adventure for November next year, which will see a team trek through the Himalayas, the spiritual home of the Dalai Lama, ending with a visit to the Taj Mahal.

Anyone wishing to find out more can attend an information evening at the Glassboat restaurant in Bristol at 6pm on November 15. To get a free ticket call 01275 370073 or email

Full details of the challenge can also be found online at

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