Wothorpe couple raise thousands for hospice with Great Wall trek

Andy and Gill Moore, from Wothorpe, raised more than ?5,000 for Thorpe Hall Hospice by trekking along the Great Wall of China. EMN-150930-143433001
Andy and Gill Moore, from Wothorpe, raised more than ?5,000 for Thorpe Hall Hospice by trekking along the Great Wall of China. EMN-150930-143433001
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A couple have raised more than £5,000 for Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough after trekking along the Great Wall of China.

Andy and Gill Moore, from Wothorpe, decided to take on the tough adventure after seeing an advert for Dream Challenges, which encourages people to support cancer charities.

They spent months training for the trek, walking all over the UK and covering hundreds of miles.

The couple, who used to live and work in the Deepings, travelled to China at the start of September and spent six days walking along various points of the spectacular landmark before enjoying a well-earned rest in Beijing.

Thanks to generous donors they have raised about £5,500.

Gill said: “We knew people affected by cancer, and wanted to do something to make a difference, so supporting the Thorpe Hall Hospice appeal was the obvious 
choice.

“The trek was an amazing experience in every way. The Great Wall of China is even more impressive in real life than it appears in pictures, and we were fortunate enough to be walking on un-restored sections away from the tourist areas.

“The steps and steep inclines were challenging but the views more than made up for it. It was an unforgettable few days.

“We are very grateful to all those who have sponsored us to raise over £5,500.”

Donate at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AndyGillChina2015.