Riding high on the enormous success of the October 2014 and March 2016 Hospice Sahara Treks we are planning a third adventure into the desert.
On 21st March 2020, Team Arthur will once again descend on Marrakesh for another bespoke challenge in the Sahara Desert! This time, we are throwing a new element of the challenge into the mix...community project which will directly benefit the local community in Marrakesh! Join Team ARTHUR on this magnificent journey and help raise vital funds for the hospice.
Before the trek even begins, you will make your mark on the local community when Team Arthur partake in a Community Project; tasks could include redecorating, gardening or refurbishment in settings such as a medical day clinic, home for the elderly or organisation which supports vulnerable children. Then, experience the wonder of the Sahara as we trek 50km across sand dunes and rocky terrain with experienced local Berber guides. A caravan of camels trekking with you carry your tents and each night you will sleep under the stars and enjoy freshly prepared local cuisine. Working with our partners, Different Travel, we will provide the trip infrastructure for you allowing you to get on with your amazing challenge.
Do you want to follow in the footsteps of 29 nine previous Team Arthur members?Join the team today and start making a difference to people living with life-limiting illnesses.
There are two ways to take part in this challenge.
- Pay the £375 deposit and raise the minimum sponsorship of £1990 to cover the cost of your challenge.
- Pay the £375 deposit, self-fund the challenge costs of £995 and then fundraise £995
Participants must be 16 years of age to take part, anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Joining Team ARTHUR will give you access to a wealth of fundraising experience as we will support you along the way with our fundraising tools, promotional items and media coverage. If you would like to direct your fundraising to the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre, please inform one of our fundraisers.
Remember, any UK taxpayer can increase their gift by 25p for every pound donated through Gift Aid. (If choosing the minimum sponsorship options, immediate family members cannot claim gift aid on their donations. For more information on Gift Aid and Sponsored Challenges click HERE)
Dates for upcoming trips are: 21-28 March 2020
Example Itinerary - the following gives you a brief taste of the challenge ahead.
Day 1 : London - Marrakech Stay overnight stay in a local hotel and possible introductory visit to the community project
Day 2: Marrakesh Spend a day and a half assisting at a local community project
Day 3 : Marrakesh - Ouarzazate After lunch, say your farewells to the project and begin the winding journey through the Atlas Mountains staying at a local hotel overnight
Day 4 : Ouarzazate - Sahara Desert An early start to your starting point of the trek with an overnight camp under the stars
Day 5: Sahara Deser Camping overnight
Day 6 : Sahara Desert Camping overnight
Day 7 : Sahara - Oulad Driss - Marrakesh The final leg of the trek before heading back to Marrakesh with a final dinner and overnight hotel stay
Day 8 : Marrakesh - London Either return to London or choose to extend your stay and explore the local area
For more information contact Amy on 01223 675883 or email firstname.lastname@example.org