Shipwrecked’s Chris Jammer in emotional tribute a year after mum’s death
Shipwrecked star Chris Jammer has opened up about trekking the Great Wall of China in memory of his mother who lost her battle with cancer last year – just months before he began filming the show on the Cook Islands.
The businessman, who appeared on the E4 series in 2019, teamed up with Grief Encounter to raise as much money as possible for charity.
Chatting to Daily Star Online, Chris said: "It was five days trekking.
"It was pretty tiring, some days were about ten hours – other days were a little bit shorter.
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"It was a mixed group so we weren't out to burn ourselves to the ground, it was more team work."
Despite his picturesque Instagram snaps from one of the seven wonders of the world, Chris says the trip was far from glam.
"I went for a massage after and my feet kind of stunk a little bit but injury wise it was all right," he explained.
"We got off pretty unscathed but it was freezing when we had to get up in the morning.
"Waking up and actually getting up on the wall was a real struggle but as soon as you start walking the layers come off and by midday it's around 18 degrees so that was okay."
Chris, 25, says while he was able to keep it together for most of the trip as they finished the trek things hit home.
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The star explained: "It was really emotional, everyone had personal stories going on.
"It was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster.
"Everyone had their moments when they had to get over that emotional bit to continue with the trek."
Chris continued: "There was a lady on the trip who was raising money for a bone scanner and she was in the same position that my mum had been in.
"She was terminally diagnosed and when she completed the trek she shed a tear and that really got me.
"Mum passed away four months before I went on Shipwrecked.
"It really made me think of her and that if she was around she would have loved to do something like this and it made me think that she would defiantly be proud of me."
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