Uncover China’s iconic heritage and impressive natural scenery on a 10 day charity challenge to the Great Wall. Explore the dramatic contrasts that make up this immense and varied country, from the urban extremes of Beijing to the vast stretches of remote northern countryside. Along the way, connect to one the world’s oldest civilizations and a thriving modern culture as you walk to support a meaningful cause.
Massive and encompassing; China offers the variety found in multiple countries all rolled into one. At its political and cultural heart sits the beating energy of Beijing, China’s vibrant capital city. Explore the city’s numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the dynastic grandeur of the Forbidden City. Wander through the age-old halls, soak in splendid relics and pass under the imposing gates that open onto historic Tiananmen Square. Later leave the mesmerising contradiction of the city behind as we make our way towards one of the most ambitious man-made landmarks in the world; the Great Wall of China, stretching over 9000 kilometres across the Northern part of the country. Passing fields and farmlands, epic views and breathtaking scenery, challenge yourself to five days trekking this iconic landmark, on an epic personal journey to help fight MS.
This special trip gives you the opportunity to push your fundraising boundaries in support of Australians living with multiple sclerosis. An expert crew of hiking guides support you throughout, as you walk for a great cause. When you gaze out at the view from the top of China’s most iconic monument,take a moment to reflect on how your fundraising achievements can help make a real difference to those suffering with multiple sclerosis.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable and disabling central nervous system disease that affects over 23,000 in Australia and over two million people worldwide. Disrupting the flow of information within the brain and interrupting the brain-body connection, MS often leaves people affected by the condition struggling to maintain their quality of life.
Though there is currently no known cure for multiple sclerosis, the MS organisation offers a suite of vital support services to minimise the impact of multiple sclerosis and ensure that their journey is not undertaken alone, while the search for a cure continues.
As always, by participating in responsible tourism that respects and honours the people and places you visit, you are also helping to support the local communities in maintaining their way of life. Your travel time in places that focus on environmental and cultural preservation and your interest in their suitability practices, helps bring money to the community, supports local guides, porters, craftspeople and artisans, and allows them to take pride in their efforts.
There are many creative and fun ways in which you can fundraise. To help get you started we have created an Online Fundraising Resource Hub containing an A-Z guide of fundraising ideas, “how to” guides for certain events and sample press releases and corporate sponsorship letters. You will also have regular support from the Soulful Concepts team, who will help you develop a fundraising plan tailored to your network. In addition you will also be supported by MS Foundation.
* Travellers are responsible for valid visas throughout the duration of the trip