Great Wall of China trek in honour of late sister

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A Belper woman is to trek the Great Wall of China in memory of her late sister.

Suzy Ellis lost her sister Linda Duncanson, 55, to breast cancer in February 2014.

After coming to terms with such a loss, Suzy decided to do something in honour of Linda that would raise vital funds for charity.

After deliberating, she decided she would attempt to trek one of the seven wonders of the world.

She said: “Linda was fit and healthy one minute and then seven months later she was gone.

“She died in hospital in intensive care and never had the luxury of dying at home.

“I chose Marie Curie as my chosen charity because they help terminally ill people die at home.

“Linda was denied this as she needed round the clock care.

“Also the Great Wall of China is on my bucket list.

“Linda never had a bucket list because she left the hospital only once after being diagnosed as terminal.

“I want to raise as much as possible.”

Suzy, aged 55, needs to raise £3,250 by the time the trek begins in October and to help her do this she has organised a clutch of events in and around Belper.

This weekend (Sunday, June 7) she is staging a novelty dog show while other fundraisers include a car boot sale, a variety show at the Queen’s Head and a party at the Lion Hotel in September.

To donate to Suzy’s cause, you can visit her site at