Charity trekkers braving journey through Jordanian desert to raise Worcester hospice funds - The Malvern Observer

Charity trekkers braving journey through Jordanian desert to raise Worcester hospice funds

Malvern Editorial 16th Mar, 2024 Updated: 18th Mar, 2024   0

A GROUP of charity trekkers are set to leave this weekend for a five-day hike through the Jordanian desert to raise vital funds for Worcester’s St Richard’s Hospice.

Tomorrow (Sunday, March 17) a group of 16 fundraisers will fly to Jordan to embark on their trek to Petra, the world-famous archaeological site and historic city.

A team of six will embark on a virtual version of the challenge in Wales, braving the eight-day, 136-mile walk along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.

The Worcestershire trekkers are raising funds for St Richard’s Hospice.

The group have raised almost £40,000 to help the hospice provide help for patients, families and bereaved people across the county.




Sofia Gunster, Events and Community Fundraising Lead is part of the group setting off to Jordan this weekend.

She said: “This is set to be an incredible experience and one I’m especially looking forward to as part of such a great group.


“The team has been working hard to train for this challenge, alongside raising a truly fantastic amount to help us continue funding our care for patients and families.”

The route begins in Wadi Feinan and finishes at Petra, with the group returning to the UK on Monday, March 25.

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