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I'm a Martial Arts Instructor and have been training in Taekwondo for 33years, plus teaching/coaching in and around Torbay for the last 20 years. My other passion is the Sea, whether in/on or under it. Unfortunately, I'm not sure if a mix of Taekwondo and wakeboarding will prepare me for the challenge ahead?! A good physical challenge with strength of mind needed to see me through (luckily I am slightly competitive and won't/don't give up) The Great Wall is 13,171 miles in length making the longest man made wall in History. I am walking a small section on from near Beijing starting at Haungyaguan including the Stair way to Heaven section (which is a thousand non stop stairs). covering 200 miles in a week. 30 miles a day by foot. Hopefully a few costa coffees on the way! :-)
I have first hand experience of all the excellent palliative care that Rowcroft Hospice provides for patients and their families across South Devon. I have seen family and close friend pass through their care, and I am very aware of all the good work Rowcroft does in the local community.
Those who know me well, will know that I don’t talk much about the loss of family and close friends. So for me, taking on this challenge will achieve 3 goals.
1) A way to remember and honor all those close to me, which have passed over the years.
2) To be a rewarding personal experience to create a remarkable memory.
3) And, to support, fundraise and lift the profile of Rowcroft.
With the support and sponsorship I receive from doing this trek/climb, it will help fund the remarkable events that happen at Rowcroft every day such as, remarkable reunions, precious memories, which are priceless and helping people pass with care, love and dignity in their final days.
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