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Team Essence - Rogues of Desert Trekking

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Luke Richmond, Elise Rose Hoefsmit and Mathew Bennett will battle against Mother nature to become the first people to trek unassisted across...

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Luke Richmond, Elise Rose Hoefsmit and Mathew Bennett will battle against Mother nature to become the first people to trek unassisted across the entire Mongolia region of the Gobi desert.


Event details

Record attempt to cross the Gobi desert

Our goal is to trek across the Gobi in Mongolia from its Western edge to its far Eastern corner. Using human power to drag supplies in custom built trailers, our team of 2 guys and 1 girl, will be pushing the limits of human endurance and resilience to cover over 1400 miles, traversing sand dunes, large barren expanses and rocky outcrops. The route will see the team navigate their way across the desert from well to well, setting a new worlds first record. With every step, Team Essence -the rogues of desert crossings hope to raise money and awareness for the NSPCC and to help keep more children safe.


Event date

16-April-2017 00:00

Event type

Overseas challenge

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Well done all of you guys what an achievement especially you Elise. I have looked forward to reading your blogs hopefully you will do a book xx
Donation by Sheila Wescott
on 24-06-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Yet another unbelievable achievement Matt. Quite outstanding. I can't even begin to think what you all put yourselves through. Amazing!
Donation by Tessa Brand
on 24-06-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Well done! Pop those feet up for a well deserved rest.
Donation by Oc
on 23-06-2017
£5.00 gift aid
You guys are amazing!! Incredible achievement. X
Donation by Holly GA
on 18-06-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Well done everyone, a super spirited and tenacious job.
Donation by Andrew. S.
on 16-06-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Well done Matt!
Donation by dylan burns
on 16-06-2017
£12.50 gift aid
I only know Elise but feel so immensely proud & in awe of the whole team. Read every post & seen every pic. Totally stoked but not surprised you completed!
Donation by Elizabeth Gunson
on 15-06-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Very proud of you Matt
Donation by Dave and Jane Kinnear
on 15-06-2017
£12.50 gift aid
I'm not giving donation last minute just because you guys completed the challenge and came out alive..i swear i was going to donate at the beginning!
Donation by Jemma
on 15-06-2017
£0.00 gift aid
You guys rocked this challenge!! Inspired and total respect to you all. Well done Team Essence
Donation by Claire Gray
on 14-06-2017
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £13,822.00
Offline Donations: £15,000.00
Total Raised: £28,822.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £30,601.25

Donations closed

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