I heard about the Marathon des Sables many years ago but never thought that I would actually enter the race. However since I moved to Morocco in 2014 I realised that I might be able to make this a reality. It is a fantastic challenge with a special philosophy. My personal goal is to finish and enjoy the event, to share some unforgettable moments in the desert together and to mobilise support for three charities which are very important to me.
About the associations
The Cure Parkinson's Trust is dedicated to finding a cure to Parkinson's and has funded some ground breaking research in recent years. It also supports those living with Parkinson's to better manage their symptoms and preserve their quality of life.
CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families. From diagnosis, CLIC Sargent’s specialist care teams will step in, ready to help, support and guide. They will provide a specialist package of support tailored to each young cancer patient and family.
SOS Children's Villages UK supports abandoned and orphaned children all around the world. Their objective is to ensure that all children are provided with a caring family and with access to healthcare and education.