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Walk the Great Wall with The Albion Foundation

9 November 2017

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THE Albion Foundation is inviting you to walk the Great Wall Of China to celebrate the 40-year anniversary of when Albion's 1977-78 team visited the world's longest piece of architecture.

All in aid of The Albion Foundation, the Club's official charity partner, the fundraisers will will trek along the mountain ridges that straddle the spectacular Gubeikou Gateway.

Taking place between 8-16th October 2018, the trip will involve hiking for between four to seven hours per day, covering approximately 50 kilometres over five days.

Anyone that takes on the challenge can expect to be walking up and down thousands of stairs, in temperatures that can reach the mid-20s on exposed sections of the wall.

The fundraisers will be adventuring on un-renovated sections of the wall, with crumbling steps, rocks underfoot and steep stair climbs.

The group will stay at basic lodges each night and will require a registration fee of £395.00 upon booking. All participants are expected to raise a minimum of £3095.00 for the charity.

"It's a celebration of 40 years since the Albion side were on the wall in 1978," said Jonathan Ward, The Albion Foundation's Sponsorship Officer.

"We are looking to get some ex-players, local celebrities and West Bromwich Albion fans involved.

"This is a special way of raising valuable funds for The Albion Foundation and help make a difference in the local community.

"It's a once in a lifetime opportunity. Everyone I have spoken to has been enthused when I have mentioned it.

"It will be a challenge and it will be difficult, but it is a challenge with a group of dedicated people who want to make a difference."

To register, click here.

If you require further information, please contact jonathan.ward@albionfoundation.co.uk


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