Angela’s ‘amazing’ Great Wall charity trek

PUBLISHED: 06:30 17 January 2017

Angela and Tony Westcott walked the Great Wall of China in aid of Alzheimer's Society. Ref exe 25-16AW 0860. Picture: Alex Walton

Angela and Tony Westcott walked the Great Wall of China in aid of Alzheimer's Society. Ref exe 25-16AW 0860. Picture: Alex Walton

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A Brixington woman has described her Great Wall of China charity challenge as an ‘amazing’ experience.

Angela Westcott, 63, of Birchwood Road, took on the challenge with her son Tony, 37, to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.

The pair raised more than £7,000 for the charity, which has helped a member of their family.

They were part of a 42-strong group taking on the challenge, which has raised a combined total of £195,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society so far - with money still being counted.

Angela said it was something she would definitely repeat again, given the opportunity.

She said: “It was an amazing experience and a challenge, but both of us completed it.

“It was much harder than I thought it was going to be – sometimes I can’t believe we actually achieved it.

“On day one, I thought ‘what have I got myself in for?’, but we did it.”

Angela and Tony trekked for six days along the Great Wall of China, which included hills and mountains on some of the remotest parts.

Prior to the trek, Angela and Tony held a number of fundraising events, including street collections in Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth.

Angela thanked all the people from Exmouth and the surrounding area who had supported her and Tony during their fundraising.

She also thanked the businesses and organisations which sponsored their efforts.


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