Hannah on course for China trek

Hannah fundraising at Bridlington Old Town Festival
Hannah fundraising at Bridlington Old Town Festival

A Bridlington teenager who is fundraising to participate in walking the Great Wall of China is on track to reaching her target.

Hannah Sylvester, 19, is walking the famous landmark im memeory of her mother who died of breast cancer when she was only 13 years old.

She will be joined on the nine-day trip, between 3 and 11 October, after applying to the The Sun on Sunday’s Fabulous Magazine competition working in conjunction with breast cancer charity Coppafeel.

Hannah said: “I’m really grateful for the people that have donated so far, helping me raise more than £2,000. They’ve helped so much towards reaching my target and are also supporting an amazing charity.”

Hannah only has been busy organsing a number of fundraising events and activities that now sees her on course for the £3,250 total including a cocktail party, two car boots, a tombola stall at The Old Town Festival and auctioning of donated items from friends and family.

She said: “I’m really excited for walking the Great Wall of China now as it’s less than three months away and I’m so close to reaching my target. My friends and family have been really supportive, especially my boyfriend Connor Ashby and my sister Sally Maxwell. I’d like to thank everyone all for the help as I couldn’t have done it without them.”

The next fundraising venture sees charity walk from Hull to Bridlington on Saturday 11 July finishing at the Stirling Castle. Anyone who wants to take part can contact Hannah on Facebook for the 7am set off from Bridlington to get to Hull.

On completion of their trek, at around 4pm, a buffet and raffle will take place with a number of prizes up for grabs donated by local businesses Tesco, Lung Fung, York Races, 149 fish and chip shop and Yorks Chocolate Story.

The prize draw is for a one night stay and meal for two at Oxo’s on the Mount in York, which is worth over £200. Tickets for this can be bought from Stirling Castle now.

Hannah has been training for her voyage by Element Fitness who offered her free training sessions in order to be ready for the challenge.

She said: “It’s definitely spurring me on to reach my target that I’m doing the walk in memory of my Mum as I want to make her proud and hopefully prevent other families from going through a similar situation by spreading the message of Coppafeel.”