Carer at St Barnabas Hospice raises £7,000 from eight day China trek

Tracy Atkins during her trek in China

A hospice Health Care Support Worker has raised £7,000 after her and her sister walked the Great Wall of China.

Tracy Atkins, 51, and her sister Yvonne Ray, 55, both from Lincoln, headed to Beijing for the eight-day charity trek in September.

The pair walked up to eight hours each day in a variation of weather conditions from hot and humid to extended downpours of rain, which made the trek all the more difficult and tiring.

Tracy said: “The Great Wall of China trek was a fantastic life changing experience where we made many friends and had the opportunity to experience the Chinese culture and soak up the wonderful scenery.

“I was honoured to be able to raise the money for St Barnabas Hospice as I see first-hand how crucial our care and services are to the local community.”

The dedicated duo raised the £7,000 from a variety of fundraising events throughout the year including a horse racing night at Lincoln City football club, bingo nights, coffee mornings, afternoon teas and a raffle.

Tracy said: “I would like to express my sincere thanks to the many people, local companies and family and friends who contributed money and gifts to support us.

“I am lucky to have had the support of my colleagues who dug deep to support me in my fundraising endeavours.”

To sign up to the charity trek in 2017 go to: www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/china17 or email Community Fundraiser, Harriet Hickin on harriet.hickin@stbarnabashospice.co.uk

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