Trekking the Sahara Desert is an experience very few people will have - but it is one you can enjoy while also raising money for Grantham Hospice.
Local firm Travel and Trek is organising the trip for March 7-16 next year, following on from a similar successful trip two years ago in aid of a hospice appeal. This year’s hospice appeal is £1 in the Pot, which aims to raise £30,000 in 12 months to support day therapy.
If you like the idea of trekking the Sahara, a once-in-a-lifetime experience, why not go along to an information evening on Tuesday (June 25), at 7pm? Held at the hospice, in Barrowby Road, the informal presentation will be given by Terry Crosby of Travel and Trek. He will tell you all you need to know to make an informed decision on whether you think the trip is right for you.
Briefly, the group will fly to Fly to Marrakesh on Friday, March 7, 2014, and stay the night before setting off across the High Atlas mountains to Ouarzazate. After an overnight stay, the journey continues through the Draa Valley to the desert town of M’Hamid. It is here that the team of trekkers will meet the support team and embark on a six-day trek.
After paying an initial deposit of £200, trekkers choose to raise a minimum sponsorship of £1,550 which covers their remaining trip costs, or pay £1,000 with no minimum sponsorship requirement.
If you can’t make the meeting but are interested in the trek, call the hospice on 01476 591010.