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Mandas Great Wall of China trek + other crazy stuff for St Catherines

Trekking the Great Wall of China for St Catherine's Hospice Preston because I’ll never forget their help with end of life care

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  • In memory of: Marian Brown
  • Event: China Great Wall Trek, 04 Oct 2019 to 12 Oct 2019

St Catherine's Hospice Preston

We provide specialist care and support to people with life-shortening illnesses.

Charity Registration No. 512186

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  • Aerial / Flying pole raffle!  If you have been sent to this page to enter the Lauren Lakita  private lesson raffle, please make a £5 payment and state “raffle1” in the text box 
  • SCARY HEIGHTS! In March I will abseil 200ft down the Guild Tower building in Preston. After the Church abseil in 2016 I vowed never to do it again! 🙈 but for your donations it’s worth it!  My felt Pig Alan will be joining me on my adventures. 🐽 (If you know, you know!) 
  • ALL AERIAL PLAYGROUND TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD - We will be releasing a number of Workshop tickets for the day so keep your eyes peeled (Tickets closed as of Sunday 17th Feb 11am any donations made after this will simply be donations, no refund, please do not attempt to buy a ticket) 
  • GREAT WALL OF CHINA!!!  On 4th October 2019, myself and Paul will board a plane. (With my felt pig Alan of course)
  • Before I go any further, let me stop right there. Any of you that know me well, will know that I have only been on a couple of holidays in the last 8 years purely because I am terrified of flying. So thats worth sponsoring me for in the first place! 

    However when we hopefully arrive in China alive, (Yes I'm that bad when It comes to flying!!!) we will be trekking for a full week along the Great Wall of China. This is by no means a lavish holiday. You may think I am fit. I am strong yes, but cardio fit, no. In the lead up to this trek I will need to train lots and strengthen my weak knee. Some of the days are 8 hours long and some of the steeper parts of the trek are 85 degrees steep!
    It will be a challenge!

Here's a reminder why I raise money for St Catherine's. 

The team at St Catherine's made my mum smile, even laugh, in her last few months. When she found out, unexpected, that she had weeks to live, she decided she wanted her end of life care at home. 

St Catherine's helped make this happen. We took time off work and all looked after her to make sure she got what she wanted. 

The staff at St Catherine's were amazing with home visits and support. My mum, who was quite a quiet private person, warmed to their kindness and looked forward to their visits. Her face would light up when she knew that Leonie was visiting. 

They also offered support for us after mum had gone. 

That's just a snippet of the work they do. 

It costs £11,500 for a full day of services, it costs £6,000 a day for the in-patients unit, £995 is the cost for a syringe driver to help manage pain more efficiently. Just a few of the costs involved. St Catherine's needs donations and every little helps. 

I know a lot of people ask for donations, but if you can please just donate a small amount - every penny is appreciated. 

Thanks for you reading this

Manda

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