Horley woman thirsty for Sahara charity challenge
A young woman from Horley will quench her thirst for adventure and fundraising by trekking in the Sahara desert for charity this month.
Chelsea Barnes, 23, a McDonald’s manger at the Gatwick Airport restaurant, is hoping to raise over £3,000 for Ronald McDonald House Brighton – the free ‘home away from home’ accommodation for families who have children receiving treatment at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital and the Trevor Mann Baby Unit.
The gruelling three-day trek, which starts in Morocco on Friday 20 November, will see Chelsea walk for eight hours a day in the searing temperatures along with other brave fundraisers.
It is not the first time that Chelsea has raised money for the House which is run by independent charity Ronald McDonald House Charities. Last year, Chelsea and her McDonald’s team took part in an assault course which raised over £1,800.
Chelsea says: “Although I have raised money for Ronald McDonald House Brighton before, it has never been as tough as this.
“It is going to be one of the most difficult things I have ever done but I’ve been training hard and every step will be worth it to help families stay near to their seriously-ill children in hospital.”
Donations can be made on Chelsea’s VirginMoney page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RMHCBRIGHTON
For more information about Ronald McDonald House Brighton visit www.rmhc.org.uk/brighton.
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Notes to Editors
1. For more information or to speak to someone, please contact Francesca Seabourne using the details above.
2. Ronald McDonald House Charities
There are 14 Ronald McDonald Houses in the UK and in 2014 they helped support over 6,000 families with children in hospital.
Ronald McDonald House Charities relies on the generosity of supporters and fundraisers, including McDonald’s customers, without whom it would be unable to continue its work.
The Charity was founded in 1989 and has been keeping families together for more than 25 years.