Great Wall trek in aid of CHAS

Helen and Gillian atop the Great Wall of China.
Helen and Gillian atop the Great Wall of China.
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Helen Farquhar and Gillian Brown have completed a gruelling eight-day walk across the Great Wall of China in aid of CHAS, raising over £9000 for the charity

Following their mammoth fundraising efforts they then set their sights on the Great Wall of China and crossed the finish line on Sunday, May 3.

Helen said: “This has been such an amazing experience for both of us and on our last day we had the opportunity to do some restoration work on the Great Wall of China itself.

We were allowed to create our own personal note to CHAS and place it in the Great Wall between our bricks. We would like to thank everyone who has contributed and helped us in raising funds for CHAS, every penny of which has gone to support the fantastic work of this invaluable charity.”

CHAS regional fundraising manager Sarah Secombes said: “Helen and Gillian have shown such dedication to CHAS.

“Their determination to complete their challenge and raise funds for the families we support has been incredible.”

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