Kirsty’s Great Wall challenge

Kirsty Morris is off to China for St Michael's in October

Many of our fundraisers scale mountains, run long distances and swim great lengths to collect money for their Hospice.

We can now add Kirsty Morris to that long and distinguished list.

In October, she will travel to the Far East to tackle part of one of the world’s most famous man-made structures – the Great Wall of China.

‘Something just popped up on Facebook and I thought ‘I’d love to do that’,’ said Kirsty.

‘Travelling is my main passion. I’ve previously been to places like Thailand, Vietnam and Costa Rica, but this is the first time I’ll be raising money for a good cause while travelling.’

The guided trek will see Kirsty walk 55km over five days.

‘I am excited,’ she said. ‘I’m really looking forward to it.

‘I don’t have any direct connection with the Hospice, but I’ve got friends who have had family members there and have said what an amazing place it is.

‘I just wanted to do my bit to help.’

She has previously taken part in the colourful Hospice fundraiser Paint Runner – held on Hereford’s King George V Playing Fields each June – and last year’s abseil at the Old Market shopping centre.

Kirsty has to raise £2,600 to take part in the Great Wall of China trek, with St Michael’s receiving half of this. Any more that she raises will come to the Hospice.

Her day job is at Rotherwas-based Wyemart Limited, but in her spare time she is a music promoter.

She is bringing ‘Are You Experienced’ – Europe’s leading Jimi Hendrix tribute – to Hereford on Saturday, 8th April when they will perform at the Booth Hall, with profits going to St Michael’s.

‘I love music, too, so I thought, ‘Why not do it as a fundraiser?’,’ she said.

Tickets cost £10 in advance, or £12 on the door. They are available from the Booth Hall or online at ents24.com

To donate to Kirsty, visit http://bit.ly/2m4LWZR