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Desert Durham's fundraising page

3 team members

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]Hi and thank you for visiting our page.[/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]On 6th April the three Desert Durham amigos will line up for the start of the Marathon des Sables, ranked by Discovery Channel as the toughest foot race on earth; three ordinary guys trying to achieve something special. [/span][/p][p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;][lt]span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 7.5pt;"[gt]Known simply as the MdS, the race is a six day, 156 mile adventure through a formidable landscape in one of the world’s most inhospitable climates - the Sahara desert. With temperatures likely to top a cooling 50 degrees (centigrade) the rules require we be self-sufficient, in other words that we carry everything, except water, that we will need to survive. Running anything up to 52 miles a day we will be given a place in a Berber tent to sleep at night, but all equipment, food and bedding must be carried.[/span][lt]/span[gt][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]Whilst the race is obviously the ‘hero’ just getting to the start line has meant over a year’s worth of rigorous training, discipline, commitment and sacrifice (just ask the wives); this has included marathons, double marathons and Oxfam’s 100k in-a-day. [/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]There are many personal reasons why we’re doing this but, most important of all, is the opportunity to both fundraise for two charities close to our hearts, and raise awareness of a young man who is doing something amazing. The two charities are Prostate Cancer UK and Rainforest Concern. The young man in question is Greig Trout, a double cancer survivor, who is travelling the world in a bid to inspire cancer sufferers to not only survive but also live amazing and fulfilling lives ([url=http://www.101thingstodowhenyousurvive.com/]www.101thingstodowhenyousurvive.com[/url]).[/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]No amount is ever too small; every little bit pledged will be both hugely appreciated and provide a big carrot to get us over the finish line! All monies donated will be split evenly across our two charities; Greig’s charity is in the process of being established and we hope to help launch it shortly (please note all individual event/travel fees are being self-funded).[/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]We really appreciate your support and thank you in advance for your donation. To follow our progress log on to www.marathondessables.com and download the free App.[/span][/p][p][span=font-style: italic;]"We all have dreams; in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort." Jesse Owens[/span][/p]

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Jun 28, 2014

Bradfield College

From all from the FLAG group at Bradfield College - many thanks for a truly inspirational talk!


Jun 4, 2014

Holloway family

A bit late, but looking forward to seeing you soon!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 26, 2014

Charles & Katy

Well done Trouty! Incredible achievement - you are an inspiration. Looking forward to a celebratory drink when we meet up next.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

May 23, 2014

Si Taylor

Lads, that was some achievement and one I can’t quite get my head around. I struggle running 10K now so to run up to 2 marathons a day for a week in the desert is mind boggling. Cheers

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 19, 2014

Rodney and Norma James

Well done Rodney and Norma

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

May 10, 2014

Dan Stewart

To complete it was impressive enough, but to come in the top 170 and raise close to 25k is awesome. Well done my friend, looking to hearing all about over a beer sometime soon.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 5, 2014

Richard Cunis

Fantastic effort - well done!

£150.00 plus £37.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2014


Fantastic feat!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2014

Jamie Knight

Well done fellas. An amazing feat to get your body through that crazy desert. Incredible effort.


Apr 25, 2014

Graham Herring

Stunning effort, well done!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Billy Gammon

Billy Gammon

Barry Trout

Barry Trout

Tim Lennox

Tim Lennox