Took on one of the
world’s most inhospitable deserts in Kenya to raise money for red nose day.
Ronni Ancona, Craig David, Lorraine Kelly, Scott Mills, Olly Murs, Dermot
O’leary, Nadia Sawalha, Kara Tointon and Peter White were
this entire project which wasn’t really pleasant.
The celebrities trekked
107 kilometres over just five days and in temperatures as hot as 118
degrees Fahrenheit to raise as much money as they could for Comic Relief,
but was it all worth it? Although they had a couple of weeks training, the
heat was unbearable and they had to keep their strength and motivation up
for as long as they could. Problems they could have encountered on, the way
include excruciating blisters, extremely weak and tired legs and a very
possible chance of dehydration.
The trekkers were also
aiming to highlight the issue of blindness that affects many parts of
Africa but could be prevented. Throughout the walk, the team met people
around the local area and most of them were either blind or losing their
Overall the Team raised
an astounding £1,375,037 and because of them, many people with sight
problems are receiving treatment to save them from going blind at a special
essence (chrissy & habib)