Embark on an epic adventure and trek The Great Wall of China for local charity

By Alice Simpson - 26 February 2024


The local charity is preparing for a nine-day adventure taking place from Saturday 11 to Sunday 19 October 2025.

Not only will participants trek on the wall itself, meticulously built and restored over thousands of years, but they will also trek through wild and remote landscapes with distant views of green rolling hills, mountain peaks and with one of the great wonders of the world as the backdrop.

Jo Hyde, clinical lead in the inpatient unit at Prospect Hospice, said: “We care for more than 1,700 people every year. Every person that walks through the door is helped by our dedicated supporters in some way.

“Working in the hospice has allowed me to witness first-hand the importance of supporting people and their families living with a terminal illness.

"This trek is not just an adventure; it's an opportunity to make a difference to the lives of those who need free and compassionate care at the end of their lives as well as their families.”

The registration fee is £395 which includes flights, accommodation, meals, local trek guides and all necessary permits. The hospice would like participants to raise a minimum of £3,995 in sponsorship to help the charity continue providing free end of life care to people in our community.

Sheryl Crouch, head of income,said: “We understand that the amount of sponsorship may seem daunting,” 

“That’s why we’re launching this bucket list challenge over a year in advance to ensure participants will have ample time to fundraise. Each participant will receive full support and ideas from our dedicated fundraising team.”

The trip includes a challenging five-day trek along the wall and is rounded off with a trip to Beijing and two of its biggest attractions, The Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.

Prospect Hospice will be holding an informal information evening where participants will be provided with lots of information about this exciting opportunity on Wednesday 15 May at 6.30pm at the hospice in Wroughton.

You can find more information or sign up at www.prospect-hospice.net/greatwall

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