Trekkers clock up thousands for Rotherham charity

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A group of intrepid explorers have returned safely from the trip of a lifetime trekking across the Sahara desert.

Twenty seven caring individuals took on the extreme trek to raise funds and awareness for Rotherham-based charity Safe@Last, which supports vulnerable youngsters at risk of running away from home.

And their efforts were well worth it as the group looks set to raise more than £65,000, which will help the charity to continue its vital services in South Yorkshire.

Safe@Last founder trustee Hilary Massarella, who participated in the energy-sapping fundraiser, said: “It has been a tough but incredible experience.

“Each trekker faces their own challenges when they take on something like this, whether it be the very basic living conditions, the hot sun, painful blisters or being away from family and friends.”

Head of communications and funding Clare Sherratt, added: “The group has been working hard for over eighteen months to train and prepare for the trip and their hard work was rewarded as they crossed the finish line.

“They have raised a phenomenal amount and we’ll make sure every penny is put to good use.”