ELEVEN people trekked the Great Wall of China raised more than £18,000 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

Trekkers left awe inspired by Great Wall of China, as the 11 women walked along 60km of the wall over 10 days.

Since the walk in September the China Trek Chicks have continued to raise cash totalling £18,854.04.

Amy Becker, 23, of Westbury, said: “There was a real camaraderie amongst us. There were tough days, but we got through them all together.

“The Great Wall of China was always on my bucket list of things to do and it was a really good experience. The fact that it was also raising money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance also appealed to me. I support the charity and have taken part in their Christmas raffle. Wiltshire Air Ambulance can reach people who are seriously injured or ill quickly and in our rural county that is essential.”

Kenresa Stratford, fundraising and events coordinator at Wiltshire Air Ambulance, also took part in the China Trek and said: “I am proud of each and every one of the China Trek Chicks. They gave up weekends to train and put so much effort into their fundraising.”

Details of another overseas challenge for Wiltshire Air Ambulance in 2019 have not yet been released but is tipped to be as adventurous as the China trek.