Debbie's Desert Trek!

20% Raised

I'm taking part in a 100km trek across the Sahara Desert in aid of Nugent Care. 

Why am I doing this? well, I want to help fund raise and its an opportunity. This will definitely be an experience and it will definitely get me out of my comfort zone... no shower for a week! no luxuries/toilets/make up!  I've no idea how I'll cope with all that! 

This is truly a once in a lifetime experience for a brilliant cause. A couple if the delights I'll be faced with include:

  • Walking next to camels across varied terrain and the wildlife of the Sahara Desert.. wildlife? desert cats, sandfish? ...
  • Trekking over plateaus and sand dunes and through valleys, gorges, and stunning oases... hopefully there will be water!
  • Trekking between 12-30km per day, a total of 100km- I'll need shoes and covers for them, to stop the scorpions and snakes getting in!!
  • Beautiful Moroccan cuisine.. looking forward to this,
  • Extremes of the desert’s day and night temperatures... the desert actually gets cold!
  • Sleeping under canvas, after an evening looking at the clear African skies around the campfire... sounds fab!

The training will be fun- if you know me, I have continued walking since lockdown but I don't go the gym and my body is definitely not built for running so my first challenge is "Couch to 5k"- I'm starting that 2nd March- I'll provide proof along the way!

Please stay tuned for updates about my training and please help me reach my financial target if you can 😀 

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Debbie Sharkey
07 Mar, 2023

Good Luck Debbie :)

Neal Donlan
02 Mar, 2023

Good luck Debbie and enjoy

Gary Seed
02 Mar, 2023

Me and the kids are left at home again!! Only jealous that I won't be there with you as this is an experience of a lifetime as well doing this for a great charity.


Debbie's fundraising page will be accepting donations for another 39 days.

Mark Harris      Top Donor     
01 Feb, 2023

Good luck from all of us at BCUK, you'll smash it Deb! 😃

Debbie's fundraising stats
Online donations: £475.00
Match funding: £0.00
Raised offline: £0.00
Gift Aid: £68.75
Total raised: £543.75
Debbie is fundraising for Nugent

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