People can learn more about getting the chance to walk the Great Wall of China and raise funds for charity at an event this Wednesday in Arnold.
Marie Curie the leading UK charity for people with terminal illness are encouraging people in Gedling borough to sign up for the event.
An information evening will be held at the Arrow Pub in Arnold this Wednesday (September 18) from 6.30pm – 8pm.
Those interested can meet with local community fundraiser Rebecca and Marie Curie helper volunteer Sue for first-look information on the trek and great tips on fundraising.
The Great Wall of China Trek 2020 will take place on September 19-27, 2020 and gives supporters the chance to trek for 5 days along the incredible Ming Dynasty Great Wall. The personal cost to participants to see this wonder of the world, just £299.
Challengers brave enough to take on the trek will explore the beautiful scenery of Hebei Province and the vibrant city of Beijing, visiting Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City – as well as the silk market.
Trekkers will spend time with like-minded people from the East Midlands, to help raise much needed funds to support the Marie Curie’s Volunteer Helper initiative, which is a service that is growing by demand in Nottinghamshire.
Rebecca Davies, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser for Nottinghamshire said: “Many people don’t know that Marie Curie trains volunteers to a high level so they can help support terminally ill people in their homes in between nursing support.
“We believe it is essential that we find effective ways to supplement care for people in Nottinghamshire at the end of their life.
“Our helpers in Nottinghamshire are invaluable to families facing terminal illness, which is why we’re encouraging local people to help us fund their training by signing up to the Great Wall of China Trek and raising sponsorship.
“With a little training this trek can be within everyone’s capabilities and is the experience of a lifetime. “
Everything from the flights, to the accommodation, to the food and drink is all organised by Marie Curie and the challenge company they work with. All participants must do is focus on their fundraising, the walk and having an incredible time.
Participants will also have the opportunity to ‘lend a hand’ to locals by repairing a section of the Wall that’s being reconstructed.
You can place your brick on the Wall in support of a Marie Curie Nurse, in memory of a loved one or in support of someone who is currently fighting their own battle back at home.
For more information about how you can sign up and/or a challenge brochure, email [email protected] or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/get-involved/charity-events/overseas-challenges/china