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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

In January 2019 two teams of intrepid supporters will be undertaking 40tude's second Adventure Challenge: trekking a total of 100km across the Sahara Desert in just five days, and in so doing raising vital awareness and funds to help cure colon cancer.

During these back-to-back expeditions our teams will experience the extremes of the Sahara's day and night temperatures and sleep out under canvas - not to mention coping with mountains of sand each day!  Trek 1 will be from 14-20 Jan, while Trek 2 takes place from 21-27 Jan 2019.

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

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Running / Walking

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Well done and Good Luck!
Donation by Ben Mingay
on 16-01-2019
£12.50 gift aid
Go Phil!! Phil of Arabia. Great cause.
Donation by Amy and Jared Noering
on 16-01-2019
£62.50 gift aid
Go for it Bunny. Such a worthwhile cause. xx
Donation by James'
on 14-01-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Phil-best of luck to you and the whole team! Deep admiration from our side.
Donation by Kathryn and David Torres
on 13-01-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Michael Wood
on 09-01-2019
£12.50 gift aid
Best of luck, Philip. Please shower before you come home!
Donation by Peter Kiernan
on 09-01-2019
£25.00 gift aid
Donation by Jan Karkowski
on 08-01-2019
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Simon Freakley
on 08-01-2019
£0.00 gift aid
What an intrepid adventurer you are! Enjoy.
Donation by Brigitte and Tim Haston
on 07-01-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Christiane and Alan
on 07-01-2019

Donation summary

Online Donations: £3,950.00
Offline Donations: £901.00
Total Raised: £4,851.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £5,618.50

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