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Great Wall of China trek for KGGS Emily

Emily is already in training for her 2013 trek.

Emily is already in training for her 2013 trek.

An ex-KGGS pupil is to trek along the Great Wall of China to raise money for the charity Breast Cancer Campaign.

Emily Quinton Smith, 20, is studying at the University of York and has already begun raising funds for the trip which she plans to make in September of next year.

Emily said: “I have trekked in India so I have an idea of how difficult it will be but this will be my first sponsored trek.

“I’m hoping to raise around £2,500.”

Emily, whose family live in Ingoldsby, will spend a week trekking in China.

She has already begun her training in preparation for next year’s effort.

Emily said: “I’ve been going to my local gym in York and doing a lot of up hill walking and jogging. There’s been a lot of weight training work as well on my legs and back to get me ready for carrying that back pack.

Emily signed up for the trek as a member of her university’s Raising and Giving (RAG) society, the charity wing of the university’s Students’ Union.

 

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