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Michelle Hincks

Namib Desert Ultra - 156 miles in 5 days

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My story

[p]In July 2017 I went out to Namibia to help to run a workshop for the Namibia Government, the judiciary, enforcement officers and charities on how Namibia could tighten the laws around poaching and the illegal wildlife trade in order to fight back against the poaching war they are currently waging.[/p][p]Having heard first hand about the crisis (and seen some awful photographs), in November this year I am returning to Namibia to run 250 km (approx 156 miles) across the Namib Desert in 5 consecutive stages carrying all my race kit and food. With temperatures reaching up to and above 40 degrees centigrade I don't underestimate the magnitude of this challenge, but every day I will be getting out of the tent and putting one foot in front of the other to reach the finish post at the Save the Rhino Trust Namibia outpost. [/p][p]This set out to be a personal challenge in a country that still feels wild, however most people I have told have asked me where my fundraising page is.... which leads me to this. Please help me raise some cash for the Namibian Save the Rhino project, Save the Rhino Trust Namibia. [/p][p]The poaching crisis is affecting every day people in some of the poorest parts of the world and is taking their valuable wildlife away from them and future generations. Money raised for Save the Rhino Trust can be used towards monitoring the black rhino population, kitting out the rangers who risk their lives protecting the rhinos, engaging the local communities so that they understand the true conservation value of the rhino, providing training for trackers and training for new rangers. [/p][p]I have completely self-funded my race entry and travel, so any amount donated will be directly benefiting my cause and will be truly welcomed.[/p][p]During my race I will be fitted with a tracker and will post the link to this on this page - please feel free to track me and give me a kick when I'm slowing.[/p][p]Thanks[/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

20 Nov 2018


Feb 2, 2019


Massively generous cash donation from Gran 😊


Feb 2, 2019


Donation from Sandra and Graham.


Jan 24, 2019


Well done Michelle. I was very impressed with your running adventure. From your fathers friend Geoff Barkess

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Dec 12, 2018

Anne Pattison

An Amazing achievement. Well Done, Michelle.

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Nov 29, 2018

Victoria Tague

Well done Michelle :)

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Nov 25, 2018

Shaz and Nick Peterkin

Absolutely amazing you are! A huge massive well done to you xxxx


Nov 25, 2018

Andy Wheeler

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Nov 24, 2018

Sarah Oxley


£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Nov 19, 2018


Very best of luck Michelle. Look forward to tracking your progress. George


Nov 18, 2018

Costume girl

Good luck, we love Namibia and its wildlife!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid