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Walk the Great Wall for cancer support charity

By Jonathan Clark

A NORTH-EAST cancer support charity is looking for ambitious supporters to walk the Great Wall of China.

CLAN Cancer Support is looking for charitable Moray folk to walk one of the seven wonders of the world to raise money.

Last year, a team of nine walkers took part in the trek for CLAN and raised more than £22,500.

The team that took on the China trek in 2019.
The team that took on the China trek in 2019.

CLAN facilities administrator Sarah Cuthill took part in the nine-day Great Wall of China trek for CLAN in October with her mum Diane.

She said: "For me our Great Wall of China Trek was truly life changing. I was surrounded by a phenomenal group of kind and supportive people who had me laughing through every mental and physical challenge the wall had to give us.

"The views are so breath-taking no photo can do them justice and the challenge pushed me past my limits and rewarded me in ways I never expected.

"I learned so much about the Chinese culture and had the adventure of a lifetime. I will cherish every moment for the rest of my life and feel privileged to have been had this experience and to have raised funds and awareness for CLAN at the same time."

CLAN head of income generation and business development Fiona Fernie said: "We are so grateful to everyone who undertakes challenges to raise money for CLAN.

"We never underestimate how hard people work to raise money for CLAN and it is rewarding to hear when our supporters have had really positive experiences doing so.

"CLAN receives no statutory money from government bodies, and our services are completely funded by the work we and our supporters do.

"The group that went to China in October had the adventure of a lifetime and the money they raised will go towards providing wellbeing support and services for people affected by cancer across the north-east."

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