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Sahara Desert Trek

Sleeping under the stars and baking bread in the sand – join our 2022 Sahara Trek

6th July 2021


Fundraising News

Places are now up for grabs for Weldmar Hospicecare’s annual Overseas Challenge for 2022 – a trek across the Sahara Desert.

Apart from a pandemic hit 2020, Weldmar have organised fundraising adventures all over the globe every year since 2013, raising vital funds towards the end of life care that we provide in Dorset.

The very first of these challenges was across the Sahara, which saw 22 supporters take part and raising £45,000, and Alaine Harman from Weldmar’s fundraising team is looking forward to making a return visit.

‘It’s going to be an incredible experience for anyone taking part. We’ll be trekking through beautiful scenery by day and sleeping under the stars at night. We’ll even be baking bread in the hot sand, and immersing ourselves in the local culture.”

“There’s plenty of support and team building before we go.’

Jon Formon was one of the participants in the 2013 trek, pictured above, and says ‘The environment of the Sahara is so different to our daily life. The personal challenge of trekking in the heat and the social aspect really makes for an enjoyable adventure.

Knowing that you are contributing to a fantastic charity really helps give you a positive personal and team experience.’

Participants will join local Berbers and camels for the four day trek, and there will be a chance to explore the city of Marrakech before heading home.

A minimum of £1,500 needs to be raised for Weldmar Hospicecare to take part, and there is a £340 registration fee for the trek, which departs on 10th November, 2022.

Find out more about Weldmar's Sahara Trek here

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