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Debra Fry

Great Wall of China Trek 2019

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Target £0.00

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My story

[p]2018 has seen me complete the London Marathon, a 50 km Ultra and also a 10 mile Tough Mudder.[/p][p][img]https://www.debrafry.co.uk/images/rtts.jpg[/img][/p][p]Unfortunately, injury meant that things didn't go to plan, I had been advised that in the long term, running will not be sensible. I have [url=https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/spondylolisthesis/]spondylolisthesis[/url] and two tears in my medial meniscus (a near root tear and a complex tear in the body). This news itself did go down well and I am still not ready to completely stop (even if it does hurt), I'm not fast but its something I enjoy. Running has had such a positive effect on my life these last couple of years and I have made some wonderful friends and become part of North Bristol Running Group.[/p][p][img]https://www.debrafry.co.uk/images/LondonMarathon.jpg[/img][/p][p]I was doing the London Marathon to raise money for The Mental Health Foundation and I didn't want to let them down, or the people who had already donated, so I had accepted the fact that I had to complete it by walking. [/p][p][img]https://www.debrafry.co.uk/images/mhf-logo.png[/img][/p][p]Why did I choose this charity? [/p][p]Good mental health is fundamental to thriving in life. It is the essence of who we are and how we experience the world. Yet, compared to physical health, so little is commonly known about mental ill health and how to prevent it. The Mental Health Foundation is the UK’s charity for everyone’s mental health. With prevention at the heart of what they do, they aim to find and address the sources of mental health problems.[/p][p]So its time for a new challenge....[/p][p]I have signed up to be part of the Mental Health Foundations' team to participate in a 10 day trek of The Great Wall of China. I want to be able to push and challenge myself while I still can, as my injury will not get any better.[/p][p]I want to continue to help them to help people to thrive through understanding, protecting and sustaining their mental health by raising funds to finance their work.[/p][p]For more detailed information about the trek please visit the [url=https://www.discoveradventure.com/challenges/great-wall-of-china-trek]Discover Adventure[/url] site.[/p][p][img]https://www.debrafry.co.uk/images/toughmudder.jpg[/img][/p][p][b][u]Mini challenges to help with my training[/u][/b][/p][p]3rd & 4th August : Cotswold 24 Hour Race - as many 9km laps in 24 hours as you can do (Run/Walking) [/p][p]7th September : Pen y fan (Walking)[/p][p]8th September : The Beacons circuits (Walking)[/p][p]21st September : Snowdon (Walking)[/p][p]22nd September : Snowdon again (Walking)[/p][p]11th - 20th October : 10 day Trek of the Great Wall of China[/p][p][br][/p][p]Fundraising Event: visit [url=http://southwestfundraising.uk/Event]http://southwestfundraising.uk/Event[/url] for more information and to get tickets for my MHFLive event. [url=http://thealligators.co.uk]The Alligators[/url] will be providing us with a great evening of entertainment.[/p][p][img][/img][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

11 Oct 2019


Jan 20, 2020

Linda Leach

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Dec 23, 2019

Simon Morgan

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Dec 20, 2019


£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Dec 14, 2019

Virtual Medal


Oct 31, 2019

Shirley Lillicrap

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 21, 2019


Cos you are an inspiration

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 20, 2019

Tony Beighton

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 20, 2019



Oct 19, 2019


Awesome and inspirational X

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 19, 2019

Karen Borek

Well done completing the trek. A great achievement x