In October 2019 we will be embarking on a challenging hike along the Great Wall of China, raising vital funds for life-limited children and their families.
Along with fellow hikers taking on the challenge, we will complete an arduous five days of trekking to altitudes of over 800m with gruelling inclines and thousands of steps to conquer.
We have both paid just over £1,400 personally, which fully covers the cost of flights, accommodation so everything raised through fundraising will go directly to the hospice.
The trek is all in aid of Julia’s House and our fundraising will be helping to throw families a lifeline, giving them the well-earned break they so desperately need. It’s a great opportunity to help provide much needed support to these families, while coming together with other local people to take on an adventure – all in aid of a good cause.
The charity provides respite care in the community, visiting families that simply can’t leave the house without the support of their nurses. They also provide specialist activity and play sessions at their hospices. If you’ve never visited a children’s hospice, I’m sure you’d be pleasantly surprised by the amazingly positive and upbeat nature of the work they do and the creative, play-filled environment that has been created – especially considering anyone visiting is there under heart-breaking circumstances.
We have been busy fundraising over the past 9 months, raising money by holding a cycle to work day, cake sales, car boot sales, raffles as well as taking on a half marathon and a month-long carless commute to work challenge.
We cannot thank those of you supporting us enough, we promise you that the money – every penny – is put to making the lives of children and the families affected by life-limiting illnesses to the most wonderful use.
Please help Lucy and Rosie raise money to support this wonderful charity by clicking here, or sponsor Lucy and Rosie below.
The Great Wall is more than 2,300 years old
The Great Wall of China is the longest manmade structure on the planet
It stretches approximately 8,850 km (5,500 miles) across the rolling hills of northern China to the sea
The Great Wall of China CANNOT be seen from space by the human eye without aid – it’s a myth!
Nearly 1/3 of the Great Wall has disappeared without trace