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Posted: Tuesday 10th March 2020 at 09:09
Categories: Ashton- Tameside News

Willow Wood is holding an information evening on Thursday 26 March so those interested in the Hospice’s first overseas trek through the Sahara Desert can find out full details, ask any questions and meet some of the 18 Trekkers already signed up. There’ll also be delicious Moroccan food available.
The trek really will be the adventure of a lifetime. It’s six days in total, held from 6-11 November 2020 with four days trekking through the shifting sands of the desert.  You’ll be scaling huge rolling dunes like L’erg Zahar (the word ‘erg’ actually means sand sea), camping in different environments every day, near the small oasis town of M’Hamid El Ghizlane, in the shade of Tamarisk trees, and at the foot of the dunes. 
There’ll be up to six hours walking each day and although the camping equipment and luggage will be transported by camels, you’ll still have to carry everything you need for the day so it really will be a challenging trek; it’s certainly not for the faint-hearted.
If you’re interested, the evening will help clarify your thoughts and make your mind up.  There’ll be representatives from Skyline, the event organisers, who have undertaken the expedition themselves and their presentation will cover most of your questions.  They’ll go over the kit you’ll need, what support there will be on the Trek, give advice on training and more.  Skyline has been organising charity challenges for 27 years and have a wealth of experience.  As well as the tour leaders, there’ll be a doctor on the Trek, Moroccan guides and Rosie Molloy, Willow Wood’s Denton shop manager will be along as the liaison.
Rosie’s mother-in-law was cared for by Willow Wood so she knows how vital our care is, and why we need to raise £7,650 every single day to maintain our care. Like she says “I feel it’s my time now.  I’m doing things I never thought I’d do, and the Sahara Trek is the most amazing challenge I can think of.  I’m so proud to work for Willow Wood and to raise funds because Willow Wood did so much for my family.  Please join us at 6.30pm on Thursday 26 March and find out how you can achieve your personal goals and help the Hospice continue to care.”

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