Craig Crosses the Sahara To Raise Funds For St Michael’s Hospice

We are delighted to congratulate Craig Halbard Jones, one of our Quality Engineers, based in Eastbourne, on his amazing feat of completing the Sahara Trek in aid of St Michael’s Hospice.

A small group of 28 intrepid adventurers were successful in crossing the desert in support of this amazing charity. They left the UK on 7th November, bound for Marrakesh in Morocco with the trek starting the next day. Over the four days, the group covered 52km in temperatures ranging from -2°C to 42°C.  To get to the trek start point, the group journeyed for 11 hours through the Atlas Mountains, reaching an altitude of 2,260 meters above sea level.

St Michael’s Hospice provides much needed high quality, responsive palliative care and bereavement support across Hastings and Rother. The Fundraisers work tirelessly to organise events and challenges to raise the £12,000 per day that is required to continue the services. The total Craig has raised to date is a mind blowing £1,720. Craig is already planning another challenge for 2021, which could be either Machu Picchu in Peru, The Great Wall of China or the Rockies in Canada.