By Ibraham Jobe
Eight people completed an adventure of a lifetime by trekking across the Sahara Desert and have raised £12,143 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA). The volunteers were from Swindon, Trowbridge, Malmesbury and Cirencester.
The trekkers walked up to eight hours a day for a week in southern Morocco in October 2015. Temperatures reached over 30 degree Celsius and the trekkers were led by local guides while camels carried their supplies.
Valarie Whistler, a teacher at Haydon Wick Primary School, who lives in Coates near Cirencester was one of the trekkers.
She said:“It was my first trek in Morocco and raising money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance. It was a truly marvellous experience. It was well organised and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Wiltshire Air Ambulance is absolutely fantastic.”
The Sahara Trek was organised by Adventurous Ewe and due to its success WAA will be organising an overseas challenge in 2017.