In November 2017 Sarah is off on another amazing challenge! Having walked (part of) the Great Wall of China in October 2015, Sarah has decided to get walking again to help this very special cause, the Chestnut Tree Children's Hospice in Sussex.
So let’s start with telling you why Chestnut Tree House is such a worthy cause! There are potentially 1,000 families with life-limited children in Sussex. The hospice offers support for the whole family including psychological and bereavement support, end of life and short break care and sibling support.
To offer their amazing services they heavily rely on fundraising. Less than 7p in every pound is funded by the government and it currently costs well over £3.5m each year to provide all the care services provided by Chestnut Tree House. Families are never charged for their care.
At Chestnut Tree House their goal is to provide the best quality of life for children, young people and their families, and to offer a total package of practical, social and spiritual support throughout each child’s life, however short it may be.
What’s the challenge about? This is going to be a trekking challenge through hot and dusty Cambodian Jungle culminating at the amazing Angkor Wat, one of the most renowned and impressive sights in Southeast Asia. Sarah is trekking 85km over 5 days camping along the way, so no luxury on this trip! It will also be over 30 degrees and humid, so there lies a challenge in itself! The trek starts in Siem Reap and winds through the hills, valleys and dense forests of the surrounding area, ascending the upper plain of Kulen Mountain.
To find out more about Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice click here.