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Six-day 120-mile challenge ends in a Conga
8:50am Monday 9th December 2013 in News
It was one of the most gruelling challenges she has ever experienced but Rebecca Quinn, from Cinnamon Brow, said it was worth the pain.
The 24-year-old has recently completed a 120km trek across a stretch of the Great Wall of China to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society - a charity close to her heart.
The link nurse at Warrington hospital already spends her time helping people suffering with dementia but wanted to go that extra mile and help raise funds for the worthwhile cause.
Rebecca, who completed the trek with the support of her best friend of 20 years Kirsty Ann Heggie and 36 other trekkers, said: “We have raised more than £140,000 for the charity.
“This total is still climbing as we gather in our last bit of sponsorship. This money alone is enough to fund a research team for three years.
“I am proud of being part of such a fantastic group of people, and felt humbled to be in such a beautiful place.”
The trip begun in Huangyaguan in the Yanshan mountains before the group trekked towards Juyongguan.
Rebecca, who joked that she had walked more on the six day trek than she had in her lifetime, said it was no easy feat but finished the walk in style by doing the Conga.
Walking more than eight hours a day, the trek pushed Rebecca, who has personally raised more than £1,600, to her limits but said she would do it all over again in a heartbeat.
She added: “I am already looking to do a six day trek of the Grand Canyon. I’ve not been put off at all.”
To sponsor Rebecca visit justgiving.com/Rebecca-Quinn1.
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