Rotherham fundraiser tackling Sahara challenge

Rose Topham whi is making money for safe@last
Rose Topham whi is making money for safe@last
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A South Yorkshire charity fundraiser is taking on the challenge of a lifetime by trekking 100 kilometres across the Sahara desert in just five days.

Rose Topham and her son Edward are tackling the trek in aid of Safe@Last, a charity which supports runaway children and young people.

The pair will be joining 25 other people who are also supporting the organisation, with the adventure starting on November 8.

They will walk up to 28 kilometres a day, sleep in shared Bedouin tents, and endure extreme desert temperatures – both low and high.

Their efforts have already attracted more than £1,200 in pledges, many from local businesses who also backed a fundraising barn dance held at Firbeck Village Hall, Rotherham.

Rose said: “We’re very excited about the trip which is now just a few days away. It’s going to be a tough challenge but we’ve been training hard and are sure we can do it.

“We’re very grateful to everyone who has supported us so far.”