Sahara Desert Trek

In November Abigail Graham (Cumbria YFC Northern District Chair) and Ella Batey (Cumbria YFC Northern District Vice-Chair) are donning their rucksacks to trek across the Sahara Desert in to fundraise for Dragonfly Cancer Trust and Cumbria YFC Northern District. 

Dragonfly Cancer Trust works with specialist cancer treatment centres, hospitals, hospices and families across the UK providing support for young patients with terminal cancer who receive palliative treatment.

The Northern District of Cumbria YFC consists of 15 Young Farmers Clubs that encourage their members to take part in activities, competitions and fundraise in their local community. Young Farmers is a rural youth community group which is led by young people, for young people. Young Farmers' Clubs provide anyone aged 10 to 28 with a fantastic chance to meet lifelong friends, learn new skills, make a real difference to the local community and even travel the world!

Abigail and Ella will trek 50km across the Sahara Desert in November to raise money for both of these charities. During the day the temperatures will reach in excess of 35 degrees and at night the temperatures drop significantly to around 0 degrees - we might even camp wild in the desert under the stars one night (or in a tent!)

Abigail and Ella would really appreciate any donations!