Portsmouth hospital staff trek The Great Wall of China
At the end of September, Victoria Greenshields (Fundraising Manager for Portsmouth Hospitals Charity) and Tracey Thomas (Senior Sister for the Children’s Department at Queen Alexandra Hospital) trekked the Great Wall of China in a bid to raise thousands for Portsmouth Hospitals Charity’s Children’s Bubbles Fund.
The Children’s Bubbles Fund raises money for the Children’s Department at Queen Alexandra Hospital. The funds raised from the trek will go towards additional equipment and facilities that are above and beyond the everyday items that the Children’s Department need. These extras are to enhance a child’s experience whilst in hospital, and help make what is a very scary and unsettling time, a little bit nicer.
The week-long challenge tackled a series of vigorous upwards climbs and over 10,000 relentless steps, following the winding path along the Yan Mountains.
Victoria Greenshields says, “To begin with, fundraising was the most daunting part of our Great Wall of China challenge, as we initially set a target to raise a combined amount of £6,000. To achieve this, Tracey and I have been preparing for this trek since January this year. We started off with holding regular bake sales, and a car boot sale. We then held an afternoon tea event with live music and a raffle, which raised a fantastic amount and was a great day. I am incredibly proud of us both and thankful for the generosity and support from friends, family and work colleagues.
If you would like to donate towards the Children’s Bubbles Fund and help benefit the lives of many local children, please visit: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/TeamBubbles