Prospect Hospice has been providing end of life care to the people of Swindon and north east Wiltshire for over 40 years. Find out more about where we've come from and who we are here.
Find out about the range of end-of-life care services that we offer to patients and their families. These delivered free of charge and are designed to provide compassionate, personalised support during every stage of a life-limiting illness in every kind of care setting, to anyone who needs it.
We couldn’t do what we do without considerable support from our local community. Find out all the different ways in which you can support Prospect Hospice, including fundraising, volunteering and purchasing from our shops. All contributions are greatly appreciated and enables us to deliver care that is free of charge to our patients and their families.
Trek for 32 hours over five consecutive days along the magnificent Great Wall of China. Tackle twists, turns, steps and slopes in this once in a lifetime challenge. Experience the stunning Chinese landscape surrounding the formidable watchtowers of the Great Wall and climb the heavenly ladder at Mutianyu.
Embrace the ancient culture and local cusine, and leave a lasting memory by placing your own personalised brink in the restoration section of the wall.
Throughout your fundraising, you will be supported by our challenge events fundraiser who will help you reach your target, and be on hand to provide advice, ideas, and materials such as collection tins, posters and t-shirts should you need them.
Whether you are taking on this adventure in memory of a loved one, to challenge yourself, or to celebrate an anniversary or birthday, your fundraising will go towards providing expert palliative care when people need it most, and for that we’d like to say a huge thank you.
To register your interest in this challenge, please click here and complete the enquiry form.
Day 1 – Depart the UK for the overnight flight to Beijing
Day 2 – Arrive in Beijing
Day 3 – Huangyaguan – A warm-up trek starting at Taipingzhai. This section is popular as it used to be an army barracks 600 years ago!
Day 4 – Gubeikou to Jinshanling – On this trek, you will be covering 27 watch-towers!
Day 5 – Jinshanling – Today you will visit a remote section of the wall, with stunning views.
Day 6 – Mutianyu – Climb 1,000 steps, before trekking through 11 watchtowers and ascend the 460 steps of the “Heavenly Ladder”
Day 7 – Juyongguan and Badaling – This is when, under expert supervision, you get to place your brick in the renovations of the wall.
Day 8 – Beijing – a free day to enjoy the hustle and bustle of this vibrant city. Will you visit the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square or the Temple of Heaven?
Day 9 – Depart Beijing
Prospect Hospice is a working name of Prospect Hospice Limited. Registered Office: Moormead Road, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9BY. A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (1494909) and a charity registered in England and Wales (280093)Website designed & built by Boson Web