Great Wall Challenge To Raise Money For Air Ambulance

faye webbWhen islands’ Police Constable Faye Webb broke her leg in twelve places in February following a horse riding accident, she was grateful for the swift action of the Cornwall Air Ambulance.

Now she’s pledged to help repay the charity while showing how far she’s come learning to walk again.

She’s undertaking a 10-day sponsored trek along the Great Wall of China in October.

Faye is taking part in the annual fundraising event organised by the air ambulance.

Islanders have taken part previously in the challenges. In 2013, islanders Amy Langdon, Ginny Hulands and Rebecca Douglas climbed Kilimanjaro in aid of the charity.

And while a stroll along the Great Wall might not seem too daunting, Faye says she’s been told to prepare for some steep climbs and rough ground along the route. The team will be aiming to travel round 10km a day but some days that could be as low as 3km, because of the terrain.

She’s been sent a training programme by the organisers involving regular walks, although she says having two dogs, that’s not been difficult so far.

She also needs to do exercises to build her muscles, which were weakened after her accident.

Faye is funding her own way on the trip, thanks to a £1,000 Scilly Lottery win earlier this year, and she’s pledged to raise at least £1,500 through sponsorship.

She’s looking forward to the Chinese food, which she loves, although she says she’s been put off a bit by a police colleague’s stories of being served chicken’s feet during a visit there!

You can sponsor Faye at her JustGiving site here or by signing the form at the St Mary’s Police Station.

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