AN ADVENTUROUS woman is putting on her hiking boots and going trekking across the Great Wall of China to raise funds for Genesis Research Trust, writes Tom Dyson.

Dillys Wilkinson, from Sale, is among 40 women taking on the Great Wall in September and is planning to walk between six and seven hours a day for 10 days.

The final day of the trek will see Mrs Wilkinson ascend and descend 1,000 steps, while covering rocky ground.

Genesis Research Trust is a leading institution chaired by Prof Robert Winston which promotes science for women’s and babies’ health, and Mrs Wilkinson is on track to raise enough money for this vital cause.

She said: “I need to raise £3,100 for the research and so far I have raised just above £2,000, so I’m confident I can reach the target by June.

“It is a good cause to raise money for which is women’s cancer and I’m really looking forward to taking part.”

Mrs Wilkinson is no stranger to getting fit and healthy as she has run for the Sale Harriers, something which has come in handy for training to walk across the Great Wall.

She added: “I’m ready for the challenge and I’m pleased with the amount raised so far. I’ve had plenty of encouragement and support from family and friends.”

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