Archives for the month of: August, 2012

the group prepare for trekking the great wall of china for st andrew's hospice

In preparation for tough physical endeavours it is, of course, highly recommended that you try and prepare your body in advance.

For trekking the Great Wall of China for St Andrew’s Hospice that means pulling on the boots and getting out in the fresh air and walking. And walking. And walking. Plus a little cycling, and maybe a bit of swimming.

But on top of that, preparing yourself for spending 10 days in the company of strangers in a strange land also has to be considered! Read the rest of this entry »

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What’s it like preparing for a fundraising walk for St Andrew’s Hospice?

It all depends on what the fundraising is, of course! In this instance we’re prepping to go to China to trek on the Great Wall for the best part of a week.

So, what’s involved in getting ready to trek the Great Wall of China for St Andrew’s Hospice?

Well, for most of us it requires a degree of organisation. For starters, you have to apply for a visa.

If you haven’t sorted out your visa application by this point before a trek, you better get yourself in gear! Read the rest of this entry »

Great Wall of China Trek - Practice Walk

The fundraisers taking part in the Great Wall of China Trek for St Andrew’s Hospice build their stamina! Click here for our photo gallery of the practice walk.