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Hospice trekkers complete their desert challenge

  • Published date
    03/11/2014
  • Author
    NLH Admin
  • Category
    North London Hospice

13 trekkers took to the sandy dunes of the Sahara to raise money for the Hospice. The intrepid travellers faced a four-day trek across fine sand dunes, dried-up river beds, rocky outcrops and wide gushing rivers in a bid to raise thousands of pounds for the Hospice. The trek was led by local Berber guides and throughout the trip the group were able to gain a deeper understanding of the Berber way of life, tasting local dishes, learning traditional songs and dances, and even learning how to cook bread in the sand. With temperatures ranging from 35°C during the day down to 0°C at night, the group had the opportunity to sleep under the stars and view some of the most stunning scenery in the world. Tracy, fundraiser at the hospice said: “Although it was extremely challenging, I overcame my lack of fitness and my insecurities and managed to stay towards the front of the group. Camping in the desert was an experience in itself, one night proved particularly challenging as we camped out during a sand storm! The whole experience was incredible, with lot’s of laughs and lots of tears but I am proud to say I got through it.” You can still show your support and sponsor our intrepid trekkers what you can.   http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=TracyAnnunziato    

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