AN Inskip man is hoping to raise thousands of pounds for charity with a fundraising trek along one of the world’s most spectacular man-made structures, the Great Wall of China.
Company director Jason Proctor, 41, will trek approximately 80 kilometres miles along the wall from September 24 to October 3.
He has been training hard to ensure that he completes the challenge successfully by taking regular long walks in the Lake District as well as a recent two day walking trip in Scotland.
He hopes to raise £5,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care - which the company he works for Santander will add another £5,000.
Jason’s group members, who like him all work for Santander, will trek between eight and nine hours a day. They will be carrying rucksacks, and will sleep in tents, and have no access to creature comforts.
He said: “The trek is a physically and mentally demanding challenge, especially as it involves roughing it in a tent for five days with no facilities whilst on the Great Wall of China.”
He said the most challenging aspect of the trek would be leaving his wife and children at home for nine days.
Jason’s wife is Pamela Proctor who owns and runs the Garstang School of Dance. The couple have two daughters, Sophie, 11, and Maria Proctor, 8.
He said: “I am going to miss them dearly, and that this will be the most mentally challenging aspect for him.
“However, I take great comfort in the knowledge that I am raising much needed funds for an important and worth while charity as Marie Curie.”
For more information about Jason’s trek, or to donate to it, visit www.justgiving.com/jaypro
For information about Marie Curie visit www.mariecurie.org.uk