Alice de Romarquel, Sacha Bancroft Cooke, Alex Sears, Alex Stuart, Mascha Sautter, Susannah Evans-Pollard, Kirsty Cornell, Martha-Noel Patton, Sophie Stevenson, Jos Grant, Claire Kay
In November, myself and eleven other women took on the Wadi Rum challenge to mark the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin. 100km over 5 days, averaging 20km per day, over a challenging landscape of sand dunes, stony plains, dry river beds, and finishing each day camping under starlight in the Desert – a life-changing experience for all of us. Almost all those who walked along side me are affected by type 1 diabetes in some way – whether they live with the condition themselves, are a parent of a child who has been diagnosed, or are simply friends with a family affected by it.
As we have stood by each other’s side during this gruelling type 1 journey so far, we took on this new challenge in the hope that by walking together we would raise vital funds needed to help change the lives of all the brave little stars who are faced with the daily ordeal of needles, blood testing and carb counting needed purely to stay alive.
We are currently at £72,500 of our target and would so love to get to the full £100k, so if you’d like ot donate. Please visit our JustGiving page
For a more detailed blog about the trek, please see my instagram @jubiebalfour
Our trek was organised amazingly by the team at Tribal Tracks – tribaltracks.co.uk