Great Wall of China challenge raises thousands for hospice

Published:  03 August, 2018

An eight day trek across the Great Wall of China has raised £5,000 to care for terminally ill people and their families.

Diane Pearce did this to say thank you to St Catherine’s Hospice, which cared for her daughter Lauren before her death in 2016

Diane Pearce, who manages Gibbs & Dandy’s Crawley branch, completed the 6,000 km trek in eight days.

She said: “’We were all overwhelmed by the way the nurses and doctors looked after Lauren and one of her final wishes was for me do something big for St Catherine’s Hospice to thank them.

“The trek was a huge challenge, very difficult and I was very much out of my comfort zone, but it was all worth it to achieve our £5,000 fundraising target.

“It’s our way of saying thank you for the work the nurses and doctors put in to support my daughter.”

St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley cares for terminally ill people and helps to support their families. It relies heavily on donations and at present can only look after one in three patients that need its care.

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