On Thursday 26th October a team of 16 people are embarking on the journey of a lifetime as they set off from London Gatwick Airport to trek across the Sahara Desert, raising funds for St Luke’s Hospice.

The group will be providing us with daily updates on their progress and will share details about the conditions, the challenges they’re facing along the way as well as what they’re eating to maintain their all important energy levels!

Over the past few months, our trekkers have been getting to know each other on practice walks but the real test will come when they land in Marrakech.

We hope they will be able to send some photos (connectivity permitting) so we can see what it is actually like as they, scale sand dunes, battle the scorching temperatures and sleep under the stars in Morocco.

Check back here for more updates!