Our trekkers are now halfway through the adventure of a lifetime as they trek the Great Wall of China and raise money for abused and neglected kids!
So far they have raised over $53,000, which is enough for 5,300 therapy hours to help us put more little lives back together!
On Monday, our eight inspirational trekkers took on the Gubiekou part of the wall and Australian Survivor contestant Kat Dumont said the views were breathtaking, the perfect backdrop to eat their peanut butter sandwiches!
“It really was magical – it was wild and unrestored, this section of the wall protected an important pass to Beijing from the northern Mongol areas. Even though more than 130 battles happened here, it retains its original bricks and stones from two separate dynasties,” she said.
Sue Clarke, who played alongside Kat Dumont in Australian Survivor, said it was so special to share the view from the Gubiekou Wall with her fellow trekkers but also her husband!
“It was such a bucket list thing to do and I’m so happy to have my husband here alongside me,” Sue said.
Act for Kids Ambassador and Channel 7 Presenter, Sammie O’Brien said her favourite part of the trip so far has been the unknown.
“I really had no idea what to expect on this trip and it has so far exceeded my expectations. I’m loving the people, the culture, the history, the sights, the flavours and the new friendships. What a wild journey it’s been and we’re only halfway through!” Sammie said.