Hospice trekkers to embark on epic Sahara challenge

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Supporters of the North London Hospice are to embark on an epic adventure this October as they look to surmount the rugged conditions of Africa’s Sahara desert. 16 intrepid travellers will face 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 will be led by local Berber guides and throughout the trip the group will 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 will have the opportunity to sleep under the stars and view some of the most stunning scenery in the world. With a demanding itinerary planned, the North London Hospice has prepared training plans and walking techniques for each participant to ensure they have a good degree of fitness during the trek. Participants in the trek include three of the Hospice’s Fundraisers, Jennifer Sheehy, Tracy Annunziato and Charlotte Matthews. Commenting on the trek, Tracy said: “Although I have only worked for the Hospice for a year, I have been voluntarily fundraising for them for over two years and thought that the Sahara trek would be the most incredible experience and a huge personal challenge. I don’t exercise regularly and so the training for the trek is proving a challenge in itself and I am slowly building up my pace and intensity. I am also allergic to the sun, so this trek will be a very big challenge to say the least. I am so excited to be embarking on this adventure in a few months and hope we can raise much needed funds for the Hospice’s vital work.” Please show your support and sponsor our intrepid trekkers what you can: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=TracyAnnunziato http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=CharlotteMatthews3 http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=JenniferSheehy      

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