November 2, 2013
A group of 16 people from Australia trekked the Great Wall of China to raise money to help cancer patients at Epworth Hospital in October 2013. The group walked 10 sections of the Great Wall for 6 days, namely Huangyaguan, Gubeikou, Jinshanling, Simatai West, Jiankou, Mutianyu, Huanghuacheng, Xishuiyu, Old Badaling and Shixiaguan. Scott Bulger, executive director at Epworth Medical Foundation, invited 4 gentlemen and 10 ladies to attend the event, as well as his daughter, Meghan Hadley. It’s a real challenge to walk the Great Wall, one of the Seven Wonders in the world. Some parts of the Wall were really steep and struggling. It was warm even hot on the first and windy and cold on last day. Luckily the weather was beautiful and people enjoyed the changing scenery at different sections of the Wall. They completed a distance of 45 km on mountainous areas and celebrated with Great Wall wine at the end. The group also did a 2-day sightseeing in the city, including Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace. They celebrated the challenge and achievement at a imperial garden restaurant on 27 October 2013.