Debbie's Olympic delight

PUBLISHED: 08:25 17 September 2008 | UPDATED: 22:20 15 June 2010

A HONITON woman, who trekked the Great Wall of China for charity, says she will never forget the Olympic atmosphere in Beijing.

A HONITON woman, who trekked the Great Wall of China for charity, says she will never forget the Olympic atmosphere in Beijing.Debbie Aplin, who held cake stalls in Lace Walk to help pay for the trip, was one of 30 walkers who, between them, raised over £100,000 for the Meningitis Trust."The whole place was buzzing; it was an electric atmosphere over there," she told the Herald."What an amazing trip. China was fantastic. "The wall was imposing, but beautiful and I have every respect for the men who built it over generations."I was glad I didn't have to carry bricks around as well as trekking!"More than 70 fund-raisers joined Debbie on the epic walk. She says she was inspired by individuals' reasons for taking part in the trek, as well as the causes they were walking for."It made all the fund-raising 100 per cent worth it," she said.Now that her feet are firmly back on the ground, Debbie would like to thank all those in Honiton who supported her."I'd like to thank everyone for their encouragement and involvement," she said. "It's just a shame all the fund-raising hasn't put me off cakes!


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