Your chance to conquer Great Wall of China

Marie Curie Cancer Care is calling for the recruits to sign up for the trip of a lifetime next September, exploring one of the wonders of the world and experiencing the people and culture of rural China.

Monday, 2nd January 2012, 7:04 am

This nine day challenge, from September 16 to 24, offers participants the opportunity to trek the 15th century Ming dynasty hard rock wall, before descending on local trails to experience the rural life of people in the Hebei province.

On the last day participants will have a full day to make the most of their time in this beautiful country, discovering the sights and sounds of Beijing, such as the Imperial Palace amongst other breath-taking sights.

Fundraiser David Hedges said “This is a fantastically rewarding trip that will test participants both mentally and physically.”

Flights and accommodation will be included along with meals, local transfers. The group will also be accompanied by a qualified doctor, trek leader and a Marie Curie Cancer Care representative.

The event aims to raise £120,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care whose nurses provide free care to people with terminal cancer and other illnesses in their own homes and in the charity’s nine hospices.

Open to anyone over the age of 18, the trip has limited availability so it is advisable to register early to avoid disappointment.

Registration costs £299 and everyone is asked to raise a minimum sponsorship of £3,000.

Money raised will pay £435 for the cost of caring for in-patients at our Marie Curie Hospices and £180 for a nine hour shift for a Marie Curie Nurse in a patient’s home.

For further information, please visit our website: or call 08700 340 040.