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Walking 100km in 5 days.... in the Sahara Desert for Brain Tumour Charity (The) because I simply want to make a difference

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  • Event: Sahara Trek, 23 Feb 2019 to 02 Mar 2019

Brain Tumour Charity (The)

We are moving further, faster to help everyone affected by a brain tumour

Charity Registration No. 1150054

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

So why am I doing this?? Anyone who knows me knows that this challenge is just that, I don't walk any further than the car..

The Brain Tumour Charity is an amazing charity. Over £500M is spent on cancer research, but less than 2% of this is spent on Brain Cancer, there is no doubt more needs to be done. Currently its estimated at least 102,000 children and adults are living with a brain tumour in the UK alone, and over 5000 people succumb to their cancer every year. Over 30 people a day are diagnosed, including children and young people. That's the bit that gets me to be honest. Children and young peoples lives being affected by this terrible disease which is absolutely random, and purely 'bad luck' with a mutated gene.

The Brain Tumour Charity is totally focused and relentless in pursuit of their aims which is not only to find a cure, but also to help improve the quality of people lives who are unfortunately diagnosed, (they offer a great support network) and to reduce the time for diagnosis which of course improves patients chances of survival and better treatment. Over 80% of everything they raise is spent on reaching their goal, I think that is an amazing figure. The people at the Brain Tumour Charity are amazing.

So the challenge. As I alluded to, I just don't walk or indeed exercise! After two knee operations they remain, lets say, dodgy..! I have never seen the point of walking when, as a self confessed petrol head, there is a car handy. This will certainly be a personal challenge on many levels and I will have to  spend a lot of time improving my fitness beforehand. However as a very wise person reminded me it will be a lot easier than saying good bye to a child....

At the end of February 
2019 I will be walking 5 days over 100km in the Sahara over some very challenging terrain, not to mention the heat, sleeping under canvass with other like minded people.

So if you read this I urge you to donate what you can, please help as every Pound will make a difference. I have set myself a personal target of £3000 but my employer will match whatever donations I receive penny for penny up to my goal. So if you donate say £5.00 you will be helping the cause by £10! My employer will make the donation at the end of my challenge when fundraising is complete. With luck and your help we can raise £6000 together.

Hopefully you're still here and if you get to this point thank you for reading!! 

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