A Southwater woman has completed the trek of a lifetime in support of the charity that is helping her recover from anorexia nervosa.
Kerry Short, 22, raised a total of £3,361 for Beat, a charity that supports people with eating disorders, by trekking the Great Wall of China.
The walk took place over six days, taking the group from Beijing to remote mountains in the north.
Kerry said: “Each day was very different to the one before and it was incredible to experience the different terrains of the Great Wall.
“Through pain, sweat and tears, we managed to complete our trek along the Great Wall.
Kerry toiled alongside other charity walkers for hours each day.
She said: “I have met a group of absolutely incredible and inspirational people who have raised money and awareness for their chosen charities.
“They have defied the odds and live to tell their stories.
“Although it was both physically and emotionally challenging, I truly believe that this experience has only helped me and in my recovery from anorexia nervosa.”
Kerry thanked a number of local businesses that have donated raffle prizes to her cause.
They included Cote’s Brasserie, Coral Brighton and Hove Greyhound Stadium, Brighton Sea Life Centre, Studio 2, Pizza Express Horsham, Beauty Secrets, Fisher’s Farm, Stem’s florist, Sugar and Snow, Restaurant Tristan, Sainsbury’s Horsham, Mr Simms Horsham, Boots Horsham, Beales Horsham and Inbetween the Lines.
She added: “I wanted to say a massive thank you to all of those people who believed in me, supported me and who donated money to a very worthwhile and incredible charity.
“I can’t wait to see what life throws at me next!”