Paula Jones will be setting off on a 10-day trek along the Great
Wall of China, the only man-made object visible from space, on May
once in a lifetime challenge will involve a gruelling, yet stunning
90km journey through some of Asia's most breathtaking scenery, twisting
though mountains, villages and valleys.
Jones can't wait to get her hiking boots on and will be undertaking
the trek on behalf of the National Star College in Cheltenham.
college provides residential, further education and independence
training for young people, aged 16 to 25, who have physical disabilities
or acquired brain injuries.
| Although I am looking forward to the challenge,
I am certainly not underestimating it.
said: "The objective of this sponsored event is to raise vital
funds for the college and its young students with disabilities.
challenge is to walk 90km of the Great Wall of China, considered
one of the greatest feats of human endeavours on the planet."
has already raised £4,600 through a combination of donations,
sponsorship and fundraising activities, and she is well aware of
the difficulty of her proposed challenge.
explained: "As you can imagine this provides a stern challenge
for every walker -one that is not to be underestimated, regardless
of your fitness level! And although I am looking forward to the
challenge, I am certainly not underestimating it.
Great Wall star Trek is nine days of living history and an opportunity
for adventure and exploration. It is the opportunity of a lifetime
and all in aid of an excellent cause."
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