Sahara trek raises £50,000 for Responsible Gambling Trust

saharaThe Responsible Gambling Trust has thanked volunteers who raised more than £50,000 for the charity on its latest fundraising expedition.

A team of 21 volunteers trekked the Sahara Desert in March to raise funds for the UK’s leading funder of research, education and treatment of problem gambling. They have so far raised £52,000 with donations still being made.

The organisation’s annual fundraising expeditions have raised more than £120,000 since they began in 2013. Next year, volunteers will travel to China to trek the Great Wall.

Chief Executive  Marc Etches said: “We are enormously grateful to everybody who took part in the Sahara trek and everybody who supported them with donations. As a charity we rely on donations to fund our work to minimise gambling-related harm. These expeditions are an important part of the mix and really demonstrate that individuals working in the gambling industry care about this cause. I hope this success will encourage people to join us on our Chinese trek next year.”

Anybody interested in taking part in the RGT’s Great Wall of China challenge can visit http://www.charitychallenge.com/expedition/2083/Great-Wall-Discovery or contact Alan Armstrong Alan@responsiblegamblingtrust.org.uk.

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