'Overwhelming' support for Great Wall of China trek
PUBLISHED: 12:30 29 June 2016
A Brixington mum - gearing up to walk the Great Wall of China for charity - has been ‘overwhelmed’ by the response from the community.
Angela Westcott, 63, of Birchwood Road, and her son Tony, 37, will to take on the challenge for the Alzeimer’s Society, which has helped her husband, Ron.
Former bricklayer Ron was diagnosed with the degenerative condition two years ago and is currently living at Rose Lodge, Isca Road.
The mother-and-son team has raised around £4,000 already ahead of a fundraising event being organised at the Railway Club on Saturday, June 25.
Angela, who with Ron is a member of the club, said: “Tony and I are both over the moon. The response from people and the support we have been given has been amazing.”
Angela thanked all the businesses and organisations which had supported her and Tony.
The charity walkers have been combining fundraising with training for the 10-day walk.
On June 25, starting at noon, the charity fundraiser will feature a barbecue, Chinese bingo, skittles, raffle, cake stall, bric-a-brac and live music.
Angela and Tony have been raising funds for the charity for the past eight months and have held collection days in Exmouth.
Mountlands language school, based in Exmouth, held an event earlier this year, raising more than £500 for the walkers.
Next month, Angela and Tony will be holding a street collection in Sidmouth, followed by others in Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton in August.