15 September 2016: Information evening Great Wall of China
For a country with the biggest population in the world, China remains largely untouched by the West. Now is your opportunity to discover its hidden charms on our charity Great Wall of China Trek. If you have been dreaming of exploring China, then sign up to join us and trek the Great Wall of China on 7 – 16 September 2017.
Have you wanted to see one of the seven wonders of the world? Do you want to raise money for PLANETS? Why not do both? Join the Southampton Hospital charity team in the Heartbeat Centre, F level, Southampton General Hospital on Thursday 15 September at 6.00pm. Representatives from Skyline (our tour operator) will be on hand throughout to find out what the trek entails. The charity team will be available to discuss fundraising activities and how to raise the sponsorship monies (please mention you wish to raise money for the PLANETS fund).
Contact Judith at Southampton Hospital Charity on 023 8120 8881 or Judith.firstname.lastname@example.org. This does not mean that have to do the trek, it is just so we know numbers for the night!
Challenge of a lifetime:
Stretching 6,000km across China, the Great Wall was built in the 5th Century BC. As it snakes across the mountains it conjures up a sense of history, although you can bet Genghis Khan never had it so good when he broke through the wall with his Mongol hordes!
We follow old sections of the Great Wall, as well as restored sections with smooth flagstones and lots of steps including Heaven’s Ladder! Our trek is varied as we pass through woodland and terraced farmland, and follow the contours of the beautiful hills and mountains in remote areas north of Beijing.
This challenge is physically demanding and offers fabulous scenery and a fascinating insight into a rich culture and the Chinese way of life. A full day in Beijing plus celebratory meal will also await trekkers.
£349 registration fee plus £2,840 minimum sponsorship.*
How to book a place
Contact Judith on 023 8120 8881 for full details and to receive a registration pack.
At a glance
Full board (Food and accommodation bar three meals)
Flights (excl. Airline taxes)
Moderate fitness level will be needed
10-25 per group
First aid trained staff