Some of you may be reading my blog and wondering why I’m doing the 100km Sahara Trek and who
SAFE@LAST are. So let me bring you up to speed…
About 6 months ago a good friend of mine, Mark, was telling me about a challenge he had signed up to. Mark works for SAFE@LAST so gets involved in lots of charity events each year. Each year they work with Charity Challenges to organise some larger events; in 2013 they supported an Everest base camp trek and now in 2014 were organising a 100km Sahara Desert trek. Mark as always leading by example had signed up for the event and was supporting SAFE@LASTalong the way. He was so excited as he was telling me about the fundraising he was planning as part of the trek and then the details of what the trek entailed…
5 days trekking around 100kms of desert in Morocco. Spending a day crossing the Maider El Kbir plateau.
Then going out to the Jebel Saghro region, south of the Atlas and Dades Gorge. Finally ending the trek along the Tikertouachene River towards the main road back to Ouarzazate, for a night of celebrations!!
Having done many challenges myself over recent years, I was looking for my 2014 one and this sounded like something that would really challenge me. It would challenge me not only physically in preparing and completing the trek, but also in rallying support and sponsorship for SAFE@LAST.
After a few weeks of undecided commitment, on my part. I took the plunge, signed up and paid my deposit. Since sitting with Mark and setting up my fundraising page I’ve not looked back!!! I’m now focusing on ways to fund raise whilst also starting to prepare and train for the trek…
2014 is going to be an amazing year and experience! I can’t wait to support Mark and SAFE@LAST.
SAFE@LAST are a local charity in Yorkshire working with and on behalf of young people at risk through running away. SAFE@LAST provide a 24 hour Helpline, a Missing Young People’s service, a Preventative education programme, Detached Street Work Project, Family Support and the only Refuge in England for children and young people who are 16 and under.