A Barnstaple woman has conquered a chunk of the Great Wall of China in memory of her mum. Catherine Pettett completed a five-day hike along the awesome wall and raised £2,750 for the Seamoor Chemotherapy and Day Treatment Unit at North Devon District Hospital. The 43-year-old went on the challenging trek in remembrance of her amazing mum, Judith Pettett, who passed away from cancer in August last year. Catherine said: The whole experience of walking the Great Wall of China was amazing; it was so rewarding, but challenging. I got an opportunity to lay a brick in memory of my mum on part of the reconstructed wall and put a message underneath it. I met some great people, each of us doing this challenge for very different reasons, and I am sure that I have met some friends for life as we are already planning our next challenge for 2018. On the third day she suffered painful muscle spasms, but was determined to complete the challenge. On the last night, at an awards ceremony with her fellow trekkers, she was presented with a medal for being someone who was very determined, always smiling, never gave up. Over and Above fundraiser Julie Whitton said: Catherine has been on an incredible journey, raising a phenomenal amount for the hospital charity. The charity has now raised more than £3million for our Seamoor Unit, which supports over 9,000 patients each year. The monies raised by Catherine will be used to purchase much- needed equipment and complementary medicine days to support our patients with cancer.Click here to return to our homepage for more North Devon news.