The deputy CEO of a maritime charity will take on the Great Wall of China later this week (18-21 May) to raise funds for the organisation’s work.
Sandra Welch has been busy training for the event, which will see her hike 25km of the famous wall in 30 degrees heat.
She said: “I see the need for welfare provisions for seafarers on a daily basis. I truly believe in Sailors’ Society’s work and that’s why I’ve decided to get involved with the challenge and raise much needed funds.”
The charity has been bringing people together for 200 years, transforming the lives of seafarers and their families at home, in port and at sea through the delivery of chaplaincy, education and the relief of poverty and distress.
Sailors’ Society works internationally to provide practical, emotional and spiritual welfare support to the world’s 1.6m seafarers, regardless of background or faith. Sailors’ Society chaplains and ship visitors have a presence in 91 global ports, with wider projects and services covering 29 countries.
As part of its programme work, the charity is expanding its welfare provision with the creation of new chaplaincy posts in China.
You can help Sandra reach her fundraising goal by visiting www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sandra-welch1