Would you take on 130 mile trek across Namibia for charity?

Would you take on 130 mile trek across Namibia for charity?

Published at 6:08am 30th October 2019.

2 minute read

Homelessness charity Alabaré have launched their latest fundraising event.

Led by former SAS Officer Major Ken Hames MBE, the team of participants will embark on a "once in a lifetime trip" by visiting the south-western African country of Namibia.

They will trek across deserts, climb through deep gorges, meet local tribes and see rare elephants specially adapted to living in the country. 

Their aim is to travel 130 miles in 13 days to support Alabaré's work with homeless and vulnerable Veterans

It takes place in May 2020, with Major Hames leading multiple treks for the charity. 

He said: 

"This trek offers a unique opportunity to meet the tribal people and see the animals in the wild.  To see a desert elephant is truly awesome as is watching giraffe wander amongst the sand dunes and rock outcrops.  

In some areas you can walk close to black rhino, the last roaming free on this planet. This is an incredible chance to experience an extraordinary country."

Alabare Snowdon challenge
Major Ken Hames MBE has led on many treks for the charity

Everyone taking part are expected to raise a minimum of £5,500 for Alabaré's Homes for Veterans services

Anyone interested can find out more at www.alabareevents.co.uk

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