As many of you know, I will be travelling to Morocco on 1 April to participate in the 25th Marathon des Sables. This will involve running 155 miles through the Sahara over 7 days, carrying all my gear and with temperatures probably into the 40°Cs.
Why Egmont? I spent 5 weeks in Cape Town
when I was 23, working in a paediatric ward at the now-defunct Conradie
Hospital. Most of the kids there had HIV. It made quite an impression on me.
The Egmont Trust is a charitable organisation that channels donations to grassroots HIV charities in sub-Saharan Africa. Egmont works in a way that I think is quite cool - it funds lots of small, locally-run charities that probably slip through the net of larger charitable organisations and all costs are covered by its trustees, so donations all go directly to the supported projects.
Given the magnitude of the task in hand,
I’m hoping for loads of sponsorship (fyi I am funding the cost of the
event myself). I have decided to run on behalf of three organisations, which
mean a great deal to me. This page gives details of how to give to the Egmont
Trust - if you'd prefer the Dom Pardey Trust or the Parkinson's Disease
Society pages, click on this link.
155 miles through the Sahara
Fundraising for Egmont Trust
The Egmont Trust works to improve the lives of children affected by HIV and AIDS and poverty in Africa. To date it has supported projects with over 50 partner organisations in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Kenya and Tanzania.