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Sahara Desert Challenge in aid of 40tude

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Philip Robert-Tissot

100km Sahara Desert Challenge in January 2019 - raising awareness and funds for 40tude curing colon cancer

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40tude curing colon cancer

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After last year's epic climb to the summit ridge of Mount Toubkal, this winter's challenge is to trek 100km through the Sahara desert, with not a hotel or shower in sight!  This could be pretty uncomfortable & smelly, though I am more worried about the lack of WiFi/4G and the risk of meeting the odd snake or scorpion...

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40tude's 2019 Sahara Desert Challenge

Congratulations to our two teams of intrepid supporters who in January 2019 successfully completed 40tude's second Adventure Challenge: trekking a total of 100km across the Sahara Desert in just five days.

During these back-to-back expeditions our teams experienced the extremes of the Sahara's day and night temperatures and slept out under canvas - not to mention coping with mountains of sand each day.  In so doing they have raised vital awareness and funds to help cure colon cancer.  

Colon cancer is the UK's second most common cancer but it is one of the easiest to treat if it is detected early, through screening. We recommend that you are screened regularly for colon cancer from your mid-40s.

Since it was founded in 2011, 40tude has raised more than £1 million to support bespoke, pioneering research into the early diagnosis and treatment of colon cancer.  We're working to raise awareness also, as heightened awareness of colon cancer is essential, particularly for anyone over 45.  Any abdominal symptoms, change in bowel habit or blood in your stool should be discussed immediately with your doctor whatever your age.

Event date

14-January-2019 00:00  - 
27-January-2019 23:59

Event type

Running / Walking

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Belated congratulations! Sounded amazing.
Donation by Yvonne
on 15-02-2019
£12.50 gift aid
Great cause - well done! Love The Bowmans xx
Donation by Anonymous
on 11-02-2019
£10.00 gift aid
Donation by Ged Forkin
on 10-02-2019
£5.00 gift aid
After the event I know, but well done Phil x
Donation by Joanna Rattigan
on 25-01-2019
£7.50 gift aid
Well done Phil .. Looking forward to the stories from this adventure!!
Donation by Steve and Lisa Jones
on 24-01-2019
£25.00 gift aid
On a roll Phil dune hot dog you !
Donation by Karen Moore
on 24-01-2019
£2.50 gift aid
You totally 'nailed' the dune roll Phil. It was worth every penny. Poor Jake sharing the sand coated tent that night x
Donation by Steve and Emma
on 23-01-2019
£0.00 gift aid
A legendary roly-poly!!
Donation by Maria Kinsella
on 23-01-2019
£12.50 gift aid
Many congratulations on the achievement.
Donation by Ben Thomas
on 22-01-2019
£7.50 gift aid
Great cause Philip glad to support
Donation by Richard Spacey
on 22-01-2019
£12.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £7,070.00
Offline Donations: £1,021.00
Total Raised: £8,091.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £9,628.50

Donations closed

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