Nurse Paula completes China trek in aid of Alder Hey
We would like to send a huge thank you and well done to Paula McCoy, who has just returned from walking along the Great Wall of China in aid of our Surgical Neonatal Appeal!
Paula completed the 35km challenge after 5 days of walking along Asia’s most iconic landmark and was more than pleased with her amazing achievement.
She told us: “After booking this trip in 2019, its being a long wait to finally get to the Great Wall of China, but it was more than worth it! I spent five days hiking along the Great Wall starting in the remote areas with such beautiful views and scenery in the Chinese mountains and ending in the more touristy sections in Beijing. It was an amazing experience, although it was harder than I imagined in some respects, with steep steps throughout the wall, including the 1000 steps up to the Heavens Ladder at a 45-degree elevation. I wanted to do my bit for an amazing cause, and all the effort and training was worth it, as I’m so happy to have finally been able to take on this challenge to help raise vital funds for our neonatal patients and their families.”
Paula, who works at Alder Hey as a nurse in the Surgical Neonatal Unit, said that she is so pleased that her trek will contribute towards such an important appeal at our hospital. She explained: Back in 2019 I had chosen to raise money for Ronald McDonald House but since then Alder Hey have launched the Surgical Neonatal Appeal. This unit is close to my heart as I work with these amazing neonates, and the unit will be so beneficial in allowing neonatal patients undergoing surgery to have specialised neonatal intensive care at Alder Hey.”
Paula’s fundraising page is still open for donations, so if you would like to contribute towards Paula’s fantastic achievement, follow the link to head over to her JustGiving page and donate to a life-changing cause.