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Great Wall charity trek was ‘amazing’ says Caroline

WALK AND TALK. Pictured along with pupils at the Eden PS on Friday morning is former pupil, Caroline Sweeney, who gave a slide show and talk on her Great Wall of China walk in aid of N.Ireland Cancer Fund for Children. The pupils also raised �200 for the aforementioned charity.INBM6-14 022SC.

WALK AND TALK. Pictured along with pupils at the Eden PS on Friday morning is former pupil, Caroline Sweeney, who gave a slide show and talk on her Great Wall of China walk in aid of N.Ireland Cancer Fund for Children. The pupils also raised �200 for the aforementioned charity.INBM6-14 022SC.

A Ballymoney woman who trekked the Great Wall of China in aid of charity has gone back to school to tell of her adventures!

Henderson Group employee Caroline Sweeney embarked on the once-in-a-lifetime trip last year as part of a Spar workers challenge to raise funds for the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children.

A former pupil of Eden Primary School, Caroline recently revisited her old school to tell pupils in the Primary One to Four classes of her trip.

The pupils had helped to raise £200 towards Caroline’s personal fundraising target.

Caroline gave a talk and a slideshow to the children who were fascinated by her journey.

“I had lots of pictures of creepy crawlies so they loved that!” joked Caroline.

“It was lovely to go back to Eden Primary School as I am a former pupil but also because the children had helped to raise money for me too.”

Describing her trek along the Great Wall of China as “amazing”, Caroline told the Times that it was also gruelling as the group of 33 participants from Northern Ireland she was with would walk for eight to nine hours a day.

“As well as the tourist areas, we had to trek through some very difficult land. There were eleven of us from the Spar group and we managed to raise £50,000.

“This money went towards building Daisy Lodge which is a new respite home for the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children in Newcastle, Co Down.

 
 
 

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