Sore Feet And Extreme Heat After Shaftesbury Gran’s Cross-Desert Fundraiser

In 2019, Shaftesbury midwife Elvie Pearson joined a group of volunteers trekking along the Great Wall of China to raise money for Salisbury District Hospital’s Stars Appeal.

Elvie Pearson

The group raised almost £200,000. Now retired following 25 years’ service at the hospital, Elvie has just returned from a more difficult challenge. She has completed a 110km walk with a party of 35 across the scree, rocks and ridges of the Jordanian desert to the historic World Heritage Site of Petra.

It was tough, as you’ll hear. And you can still support Evie on her donation page here.

Click below to listen.