Janet achieves greatness along the Wall of China

Posted on Jun 11 2009 by Claire Dutton-Merrills | Comments Off on Janet achieves greatness along the Wall of China
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In April we publicised Entagroup’s sponsorship of Janet Poole as she embarked on a gruelling 10 day challenge across the route of the Great Wall in China. Trekking with 50 other walkers in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, Janet faced some personal challenges including leaving behind her husband and four children and also a fear of heights. We caught up with her once she’d returned, eager to hear her experiences and congratulate her on her achievement.

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Entagroup supports Great Wall charity walk

Posted on Apr 24 2009 by Claire Dutton-Merrills | Comments Off on Entagroup supports Great Wall charity walk
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Entagroup has pledged financial support to a gruelling 10 day walk along the Great Wall of China in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Entagroup is sponsoring mother of four, Janet Poole, as she embarks on the challenge with approximately 50 other walkers. Commenting on the walk Janet said “My friends and I were looking for a challenging and worthwhile way to mark our 40th birthdays. We decided that supporting Macmillan Cancer Research, which has touched all of our lives, whilst achieving a lifelong goal of trekking the Great Wall of China was the perfect way to mark our own milestone.”

The team will hike for 8 hours on every day of the 10 day challenge across the route of the Great Wall, climbing its steep steps and passing the beautiful Yanshan mountains. The team will stay at camps along the route which they will need to erect themselves. “We have been training hard for the walk with twice weekly gym sessions and hikes every other day around our local area” added Janet.

The team leaves for China on Friday 24th April with £3200 already raised by Janet for Macmillan Cancer Support, which provides invaluable support to cancer patients and their families.

Anyone wishing to add their support to Janet’s challenge can do so at www.justgiving.com/janetpoole-china2009.

If you are interested in learning more about our charitable activities visit this page of our web site.

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