AN ADVENTUROUS student is ready to embark on the challenge of a lifetime when she attempts to trek the Great Wall of China in support of Breast Cancer Campaign.

Rebecca Gregory, 20, from Ellesmere Port, begins her gruelling nine-day trek in Jinshanling on April 3.

Each day includes a 12km walk through the scenic mountain ranges before finishing in the Chinese capital, Beijing.

The University of Central Lancashire fashion student was inspired to take on the challenge after recently losing her great aunt to breast cancer, and having seen her nan battle the disease when she was younger.

Rebecca, who works part-time at Sainsbury’s in Ellesmere Port, said: “I’m really looking forward to taking part in the challenge, it’s going to be such a life-changing experience.

“This trek is really important to me as so many people know someone who has been affected by breast cancer, so I’m not only doing this for my family but for so many others.

“No matter how much I raise, I know I’ll be helping to change to lives of women everywhere and hopefully this will help Breast Cancer Campaign beat this disease.”

She has already raised the £2,700 minimum sponsorship for the trek through various fundraising activities, including a Hallowe’en party and bucket collecting at the supermarket.

Rebecca’s store colleague Laura Turford, 24, from Deeside, is also taking part in the trek.

She said: “I’m really proud to be supporting Breast Cancer Campaign and hopefully my fundraising will help them beat this disease.”

If you would like to take part, call 020 7749 3700 or email