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£12,000 raised so far for Saharan charity challenge

Oct 10, 2018

Daniel in kit[5] copyThe British temperature might be cooling down but the heat is on for Daniel Fairburn as he prepares to board a plane this week to take part in the gruelling Saharan Challenge 2018 for charity.

Daniel Fairburn will fly to Morocco where his challenge begins – two heart-pumping marathons in two days across the scorching Draa Valley and Sahara Desert - and with £12,000 already raised for Farm Africa, he’s well on his way to beating the £35,000 he raised for the charity when he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2014.

As the UK’s largest family-owned, independent egg producer, Daniel’s Alford-based company supplies over 17m eggs a week across the UK. Determined not to crack under pressure, he’s been training for four months in preparation for this tough adventure of a lifetime that will see him take on the 84km course. Running through palm groves, ancient villages and over the iconic sand dunes of the Sahara, he’ll be experiencing temperatures ranging from 3c at night to 30c during the day and sleeping under the stars along the way, and all for a cause close to his heart: helping fellow farmers and their families.

Daniel comments: “Thanks to the immense generosity of some of our suppliers, individuals, family and friends, we’ve already raised £12,000 but I hope we can boost this sum even further and smash what we raised in 2014. Farm Africa is a fantastic cause, helping people in need in a really positive way. The mental preparation has been as important as the physical side and I’d be a liar if I said I didn’t have butterflies, but this is a huge opportunity to raise money for an amazing charity and I can’t wait to take part.”

Corporate sponsorships so far include Vencomatic Group, Conexpak, Sheard Packaging, Sodesa and Hendrix Genetics. You can spur on Daniel by making a donation via his fundraising page  www.justgiving.com/fundraising/saharanchallenge.  Every penny he receives will go directly to Farm Africa.


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