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Charlotte lester

Charly runs across the Sahara!

150 miles self-sufficient across the Sahara Desert for SURVIVORS MANCHESTER because male rape is still not talked about enough

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  • Event: Marathon des Sables 2019, 05 Apr 2019 to 15 Apr 2019

SURVIVORS MANCHESTER

We provide therapeutic support and advice to boys and men affected by sexual abuse

Charity Registration No. 1144941

Story

In just under a month I will be tackling the hardest challenge of my life. And I say that as someone who has run Marathons, climbed mountains, cycled Land’s End to John O’Groats, and completed an Ironman!

Marathon Des Sables is a gruelling 6 day race across the Sahara Desert. Every day you run a Marathon, and one stage is 50 miles long. 

I’m not going to lie, the more I read about it, the less confident I feel. The sand, the heat, the hills, the weight of my rucksack, cooking my own food, carrying all that food, wearing the same clothes for 6 days, no showers, sleeping in bivoaks in the desert ... 

I am going to try my bloody best though, and to help get me round, I would like to raise money for a charity very dear to me. Survivors Manchester is an amazing charity, working with the survivors of sexual abuse and rape. Their tireless work to #breakthesilence surrounding male rape has changed the lives of thousands of men over the last 10 years and I am very proud to be an Ambassador for the charity.

I believe you can follow my progress during the race and send me messages every day - will share the details on Facebook when I have them 💙💙💙

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