Young carer, Ambeya, walks the wall for Our Time.
“I have never imagined I’d have the opportunity to trek the Great Wall of China but to do it in order to raise money for Our Time (known as Kidstime Foundation at the time of the event) was simply incredible. No words or pictures would be able to describe my experience, but what I can say is that it will probably be one of the most rewarding and exciting things I have done in my life so far. Being able to experience a whole new country, culture, and environment, with a bunch of strangers I met at the airport for departure, has turned my life around. I met some of the most amazing, inspiring people who I hope to organise more trekking adventures with. Being able to speak at the top of the Great Wall, about the work Our Time does for children looking after parents with a mental illness, gave me a spark of hope for the charity. I wish I could go back and do it all over again! I would like to thank everyone who supported me with my fundraising; especially Odeon Marble Arch for allowing me to hold fundraising events which made it a huge success. This will not be the end of my adventures, it’s only the beginning. I will carry on raising money for Our Time to help young carers have a better future ahead of them.”