Workers swap Docklands for Sahara in charity bid

A team of Docklands-based workers will swap Canary Wharf for the Sahara desert in a bid to raise �150,000.

Two teams from KPMG will head to Morocco on Sunday (April 1) to spend eight days trekking in the dunes for the children’s charity Barnado’s.

In October 2010 the consultancy firm picked Barnardo’s as its charity partner, and pledged to raise more than �1million over two years to help improve the lives of disadvantaged children.

Expedition leader, Crispin Lyden-Cowan said the response so far had been phenomenal.

He said: “I am not thinking about it, I am just going to do it.

“Knowing the money raised will help change the lives of children who live in hardship everyday will inspire me to the finish, despite the blisters and sore feet. There is no giving up now that we have already raised a fantastic �130,000.”

Another participant Laura Bushell said she will have to overcome a fear of sand along the way.

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“I know it’s a strange phobia but I am going to have to get over it,” she said.