Noah's Ark Children's Hospice - Sahara Trek 2020

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Marrakesh, Marrakesh-Safi


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Looking to escape the office? Tired of the same work day commute? Then join Noah's Ark Children's Hospice on an adventure like no other as we swap the hustle and bustle of London for the tranquillity of the desert on our 2020 Sahara Trek!

Join us for a breath-taking and challenging trek in the Moroccan Sahara, the third largest desert on the planet. Sleep under the stars, climb towering sand dunes, discover dried up riverbeds and traverse sun parched earth while learning about the day-to-day life of the nomadic Berbers. This trek is ideal for both teams and individuals, and whilst being a challenging venture this trek doesn't require any prior experience.

Are you up for the challenge? With the construction of our brand new hospice site - 'The Ark' in High Barnet, there has never been a more exciting time to join TEAM Noah! Hit the green button to register your interest and make a huge difference to the lives of families across North and Central London and Hertsmere!

Trek Itinerary:

Day 1 (Thursday 19 March 2020): London to Marrakech

We fly together to Marrakech where we are met by our guide and transfer to our hotel for the night. Depending on flight arrival times we may start the journey to the desert today and stay in Ouarzazate tonight instead (approx. 4-5 hours).

Day 2 (Friday 20 March 2020): Marrakech to Sahara

If staying in Marrakech we set off early, crossing the Atlas Mountains and following ancient caravan routes into the arid Sahara desert, stopping for lunch in Ouarzazate on the way (journey time approx. 9 hours including stops.) If starting in Ouarzazate the journey takes approximately 4-5 hours. This afternoon we will arrive in the desert and be welcomed by the rest of the trek team and the camels before commencing our trek into the vast and arid Sahara desert, stopping overnight to camp under the stars of the Sahara. Approx. trek distance: 5km.

Days 3 – 4 (Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 March 2020): Sahara Desert

Our trek continues through the desert as we traverse sand dunes and rocky, lunar landscapes for the next three days. We are aided by our local Berber team comprising of the guides, cook and camel owners (the camels are our porters, carrying our luggage and equipment). Each day you enjoy the varied Saharan landscape and learn about how important it is to respect and comply with the forces of nature in the desert. On average we will cover 15-20km per day but this will vary. As the trek progresses we learn how the nomadic people of the Sahara live: from cooking to sleeping out under the stars and reading the magnificent Saharan night sky.

Day 5 (Monday 23 March 2020): Sahara to Oulad Driss to Marrakech

This morning it’s the final leg of the trek back to the village where we bid farewell to the trekking team and head back to Marrakech (approx. 9 hours’ drive). Enjoy a farewell dinner tonight and overnight stay at a central hotel. Approx. trek distance: 5km.

Day 6 (Tuesday 24 March 2020): Marrakech to London

Enjoy some free time to explore the exotic city of Marrakech before your flight back to the London (subject to flight times).

Why join TEAM Noah?

Signing up for this challenge event means that you become a member of TEAM Noah which is a select group of individuals who decide to support Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice by taking part in one of our fundraising events. Without this support we wouldn’t be able to provide our vital community hospice services to children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families in North and Central London.

As part of TEAM Noah you will benefit from:

  • A dedicated member of staff who will support you with your fundraising target
  • Fundraising advice from our experienced fundraising team
  • Our Fundraising Toolkit (which includes the best way to fundraise for Noah’s Ark)
  • A chance to visit our brand new hospice site - 'The Ark' in High Barnet
  • A FREE TEAM Noah T -Shirt

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Sponsorship Option A - Minimum Sponsorship

  • Registration Fee - £285
  • Minimum Sponsorship - £1,400
  • This sponsorship total combines both the costs of travel and accommodation (£700), as well as charity sponsorship for Noah's Ark (£700)
  • All participants must have raised at least 50% of their sponsorship (£700) by 27 December.
  • Registration Deadline - 30 June

Sponsorship Option B - Self Funding

  • Registration Fee - £285
  • Cost of travel and accommodation - £810
  • Minimum Advised Sponsorship - £590
  • Participants will be invoiced on 10 January for travel and accommodation
  • Registration Deadline - 30 June

To find out more please register you interest by clicking the green 'Register' button at the top of the page. A member of our Community and Events Team will then be in touch with further details and information on how to register for this event.

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