A WOMAN from Winterbourne has embraced a new fitness regime, in preparation for a charity trek along the Great Wall of China.

Nicole Beebee, 43, will be joining the the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity’s team to take part in this eight-day challenge in September.

She said: “I’ve never done anything like this before, it’s involved a complete lifestyle change for me.

“Normally my weekends consist of a takeaway, a box of Maltesers, a glass of Prosecco and a film.

“Now I’m up early, clear headed and out for a run – my friends are all shocked and impressed in equal measures.”

Since New Year, Nicole has embarked on a healthy eating routine to get her ready for the trek.

She’s also going on regular walks, doing ‘dry January’, and has started the ‘Couch to 5K’ challenge to improve her fitness levels.

When asked why she had signed up for the trek, Nicole said: “The Great Wall of China is one of those bucket list adventures.

“It’s not every day you get to visit one of the wonders of the world, and this is a great way to do something amazing whilst raising money for Great Western Air Ambulance Charity and helping to save lives.”

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) provide the region’s air ambulance and critical care service for the region.

They operate 365 days a year from their helicopter or critical care car providing their life-saving service to 2.1 million people, and ensuring a specialist critical care doctor and paramedic are on the scene as fast as possible.

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