Saharan adventure for Sheffield councillor

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Sheffield councillor Jayne Dunn is swapping the city for the Sahara as she steps out in support of homeless teenagers’ charity Roundabout.

Coun Dunn, Sheffield Council Labour member for Broomhill, will spend five days in February trekking through more than 100km of desert in Morocco with fundraising group Charity Challenges, raising money for Roundabout and Oxfam – and even before she sets off she has raised more than £500 for her two chosen charities.

Roundabout is the Sheffield-based charity established in 1977 to provide a secure and supportive home and life skills for Sheffield’s homeless young people.

It supports more than 150 young people every day, but about 1,000 have to be turned away each year because the organisation’s facilities are full to capacity.

Coun Dunn, aged 53, of Walkley, said: “I will be experiencing some of the toughest conditions on the planet, but I think it’s going to be well worth the effort when I think about what I’m doing it for

“I think it is part of the job to bring communities together and raise awareness of the things happening around us.”

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