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Braving the Namibia Community Challenge for charity

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Published by Ceri Jackson for Longhurst Group in Communities and also in Housing

Julie (left) and Lynn on a previous trek Julie (left) and Lynn on a previous trek

Two of Spire Homes’ Senior Directors will be putting their best foot forward, when they take on a challenging trek through the desert lands of Namibia to raise money for Homeless International. 

Julie Doyle, Managing Director, and Lynn Stubs, Director of Business Services hope to raise £10,000 for the UK-based charity, which supports people living in slums and works to find positive, lasting solutions to urban poverty. Spire Homes have been organising lots of fundraising activities to help raise money, from indoor car boot sales to a 'Wear your Slippers to work' day.

The team will undertake a trek through Namibia’s parched desert lands, featuring some of the highest sand dunes in the world, to the dramatic landscapes surrounding Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain. They will also spend time with a local community in Namibia and work on a community building project. 

Julie said: “The trekking is going to be tough – especially given the high desert temperatures. We’ll be trekking an average of eight hours a day and spending the nights under canvas. It will certainly be demanding but we’re sure it will be a very rewarding experience too.”

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