A Boughton woman who is planning to trek the Great Wall of China for charity is organising a fun day to help raise funds.

Danielle Woosnam will head to China in September with work colleagues to raise cash for Hope for Children.

The 70-mile trek will include unrestored parts of the wall, uneven terrain and very steep steps.

Danielle, a consultant at liveRES providing online booking solutions for restaurants, said: “I haven’t had the healthiest few years – a combination of three operations for endometriosis and being unwell in between has meant I’ve put on quite a bit of weight and got quite unfit, so this is a big challenge for me.

“However since my last operation almost a year ago now, I’m the healthiest I’ve been in a long time, so I’m really determined to do this and make the most of the experience.”

Danielle Woosnam is raising funds for Hope for Children by walking the Great Wall of China and organising a fun day in Boughton - with friends Kate Lloyd and Mark Jardine who are helping her in her training walks
Danielle with friends Kate Lloyd and Mark Jardine who are helping her in her training walks

Danielle is now organising a fun day at the Cross Foxes pub in Boughton on Sunday, May 29.

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She said: “In the daytime we are having a BBQ, bouncy castle, face painters, live music and more, so it’s a day for all the family. It’s free to get in but we are taking voluntary donations on the door and there will be a prize for the best fancy dress.

“In the evening we are holding a talent show from 7pm. It’s £5 to enter and there’s a cash prize of £50. Weather permitting the whole day and evening’s events will be held outside.

“I am doing all of this to raise money for Hope for Children, who do amazing work both in the UK and abroad. Their focus is on education, health, and empowering families, and last year alone they helped 44,000 children across seven countries.

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“In the 20 years since they were founded their work has included rescuing children from the streets, rejuvenating slums, campaigning for children with disabilities, tackling child trafficking and funding schools, children’s homes and hospitals.

The fun day starts at noon on Sunday or you can donate to the cause via Danielle’s JustGiving page.