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Emily Moore Marathon des Sables
In April this year, Emily Moore is challenging herself again to push beyond both physical & mental boundaries. This time in extreme conditions by taking part in an ultra-marathon like no other - The Marathon Des Sables! A gruelling multi-stage adventure in one of the world’s most inhospitable environments, the Sahara Desert. Described as indisputably the Toughest Footrace on Earth. Consisting of six days’ running over 250 kms (156 miles) across endless sand dunes, rocky jebels and white-hot salt plains, carrying what you need to survive on your back. Mentally, it is the ultimate challenge – an experience like no other in the world. Emily is a passionate supporter of children & young people, whose work as a tutor is focussed on enabling her students to reach their potential. Particularly those who may have been disadvantaged by circumstances beyond their control. We are proud to have been chosen as Emily's preferred fundraising recipients. NDAS has been supporting victim/survivors of Domestic Abuse & their families for over forty years. The charity is acutely aware of the impact this has on children & help them recover from their own trauma through assessing their individual needs. Allowing them to have a safe space to share their experiences with specialist staff. Some of the obstacles Emily will face include: The glaring sun, The heat (up to 50°C). The sand – lots of it. These will be my constant companions, alongside 1,000 other runners from across the globe, spanning cultures and physical abilities – but united by the quest for adventure and to achieve something different from the crowd. It will be hard. My feet will swell. They will crack. They will bleed, as I cross the world’s largest hot desert. The Fourth Day will take me out of the Saharan morning into dusk, dark and beyond as you cover more than 80kms (52 miles) in one relentless stage of running. But I will hopefully find the strength to power onwards like those who have run before me, to the exhilaration and joy of the finish line. I will be sleeping in the desert with no escape from the sand and heat, not washing my clothes, running in the same clothes, carrying all my food. My training takes place between being a solo mum of two young children and a busy job as a business teacher at Northampton College. I am doing this to raise much needed funds for Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse Service. By sponsoring Emily you will be raising much needed funds to enable NDAS to continue their work with children in both refuges and within the community. Thank you!


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Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse Service (NDAS) began under the name of Northampton Women’s Aid in 1976. Originally staffed by volunteers ...