Running across the Sahara to end FGC

9.BathAbbeyFinishStone.110629This month, almost 1,200 people will start one of the greatest physical challenges in the world – running 257km, in seven stages across the Sahara Desert, in the Marathon des Sables.

Long-term Orchid Project supporter Alan Mercer is taking up the challenge this year, and fundraising for Orchid Project to end female genital cutting (FGC). Here he tells us a bit more about why he’s doing what for many of us would seem like a nightmare.

To support Alan, help him reach his target of £2,500 and keep him motivated, as well as supporting Orchid Project and their vision of a world free from FGC, click here and keep track of his live progress here.

More about Alan’s story can be found here.