Gail and Tom – Sahara Trek

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15 Jun 2021

Gail and Tom trekked an incredible 65 miles in the Sahara desert, raising almost £5,000 in aid of LOROS.

Their gruelling six day Sahara Trek challenge began with a five hour bus journey to the Sahara Desert and then a three hour trek to where they were to set up camp.

After sleeping outside under the stars they walked for five hours on their second day, six on the next.

By the fourth day Gail had ruptured her Achilles and the temperature had risen to over 40°C. But despite the tough conditions, scorpions and sand storms, Gail and Tom pushed on.

Tom wanted to complete the trek to give back to the charity that helped and supported both of his grandparents when they were terminally ill with cancer.

Gail talked about the experience, “We both felt very emotional and fulfilled that we had completed an incredible challenge and raised money for our local Hospice.”

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