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Nurses walk the Great Wall of China to raise funds for Alexander Devine hospice

Nurses walk the Great Wall of China to raise funds for Alexander Devine hospice

Lucy Elder

Nurses walk the Great Wall of China to raise funds for  Alexander Devine hospice

Nurses took on the world's longest wall to raise £4,000 for the Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service.

Chrissy Jones, a ward sister at BMI Princess Margaret Hospital in Osbourne Road, Windsor, and Domi Barfoot, a staff nurse at the same hospital, walked 50km of the wall to raise money for the charity.

“It was an absolutely fantastic experience but we really never realised just how hard it was going to be,” said Chrissy.

“For a start we didn’t realise that every day we would actually have to make our way to the wall – we were often shattered before we started our ‘proper hike’.

“One day we got totally lost in the undergrowth and had to crawl to the top of the wall on our hands and knees!"

She added they got through lots of deep heat cream and their feet ached 'continually' but it was a once in a lifetime experience.

The ladies, who both live in Old Windsor, took part in the five-day trek in May.

Domi added: “The Children’s Hospice is the BMI Princess Margaret Hospital’s chosen charity and we are very proud to have been able to raise so much money for such a good cause.”

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