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IF you are looking for a new challenge in 2017 then Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s trek of the Great Wall of China could be for you.
As well as taking on one of the most iconic landmarks on earth, participants will be raising vital funds for Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA). The charity has run overseas treks in the past, including a Sahara Trek in 2015, but this is the first time it has organised a trek to part of the Great Wall of China.
Rebecca de la Bedoyere at WAA, said, “We are absolutely thrilled to offer this once-in-a-lifetime experience, which is by far the most exotic overseas challenge we’ve been involved with. The Great Wall is on many people’s bucket lists and what better way to experience it than on a guided tour with a small group of like-minded people, whilst raising funds to help us save lives across Wiltshire?
“During the ten day adventure, participants will be able to enjoy some of the highlights this iconic structure has to offer, with breath-taking views of mountains, villages and farms, as well as having opportunities to explore Beijing and The Forbidden City. We’ll be heading off the beaten trail and away from the tourist hotspots to experience a real taste of China.”
The 60km trek takes place from 21st to 30th September 2017. Led by an experienced guide the trek is for people with a good level of fitness.
Nicola Earle, of Malmesbury, who took part in WAA’s Sahara Trek, offered encouragement. She said, “Signing up to do a Wiltshire Air Ambulance trek is a great way to have an adventure in a part of the world you might not ordinarily have a chance of visiting and raise money for a really worthwhile cause. Nobody knows when they might require the services of Wiltshire Air Ambulance. The organisational aspects of the trek are taken care of which means all you have to do is get fit, raise money and then walk.”
For more details visit www.wiltshireairambulance.co.uk/events/trek-the-great-wall-of-china or call WAA’s fundraising team on 01380 739453.