I've created this page because I want to make a difference. I'm inspired by the work of my local charity, Hope For Children and wanted to support them by raising money as part of my participation in Marathon Des Sables 2020.
So, according to the Discovery Channel, this is "The Toughest Race on Earth" - The Marathon Des Sables is a 250km race split over six days in the heart of the Sahara Desert. Temperatures will reach in excess of 50 degrees Celsius.
Part of the challenge is to carry all of your food & equipment (except your tent), in your back pack across endless sand dunes in crazy hot conditions! In case you were thinking this is all too easy, there’s a double marathon thrown in one day to keep everyone one their toes!!
Hope for Children passionately believes every child has the right to a happy, healthy and positive childhood. Almost half of the world’s children are vulnerable and living in poverty: Hope are improving their access to education and healthcare, empowering their families to support themselves whilst developing their confidence and self-esteem. Most importantly they are giving them hope.
Please help me help them by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. The more people that know about Hope For Children, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family.
Thanks in advance and I look forward to keeping you updated with the training and in time, the race itself!!