Four friends are taking part in a Great Wall of China trek to raise money for St John’s Hospice.
Dianne Farrell, her sister Linda Williams, and their close friends Lindsey Cairns and Kelly Peters depart for China on 19th October as they embark on a gruelling 8 day trip to trek part of the Great Wall of China.
The challenge, which they are completely self-funding, is part of an Action Challenge trek, and the ladies have chosen St John’s Hospice as they charity. It is a local cause close to all their hearts and they are walking in memory of Lindsey’s mum, Margaret Holt, who passed away earlier this year at St John’s. Lindsey said, “It is a very worthy local charity and it means all the more this year with having lost my Mum. The nurses at St John’s were amazing and it is an absolute honour to do this challenge in aid of the hospice, with some great friends too.”
Dianne and Lindsey both live locally, but Linda and Kelly are London based, this means they are getting together when they can but supporting each other from afar until the big day. Dianne said, “Training is going well, I am a morning person, so I am up at 5am most days walking all around Morecambe and Heysham! Lindsey is a postwoman too, so she is getting lots of exercise at work! Linda and Kelly are in London and training too, but it is lovely when we all get together. We can’t wait to get started now. Being of Chinese heritage myself, this is a trip I have wanted to make for many years and I am so happy I am doing it with my sister and two great friends, all for such a worthy cause.”
The ladies have already raised close to £1,000 but you can still show your support by donating to their Just Giving page.