St Catherine’s unveils Trek to Petra opportunity

News Posted 15/03/23
St Catherine’s Hospice, which provides expert end of life care and support to terminally ill people and their families across West Sussex and East Surrey, is calling on intrepid members of the local community to sign up for its exciting new oversees trek to Petra, taking place in November 2024.

The event will see St Catherine’s take a team of 28 adventurers to Jordan for the eight-day challenge, taking place from 9-16 November 2024, incorporating a 40-mile trek to reach the famous archaeological site of Petra.

The trek will cover up to 10 miles a day, over five consecutive days. The route will go through stony desert landscapes and across mountainous rocky terrain, rewarding trekkers with stunning views of some of Jordan’s most spectacular natural scenery.

No previous trekking experience is required, although participants must ensure they have a good level of fitness and training is strongly encouraged to prepare for the trip.

With only 28 places available, St Catherine’s is urging anyone interested to book their place to avoid disappointment. The registration fee is £350 with different sponsorship and payment packages available.

St Catherine’s will be hosting an informal information evening for anyone interested in finding out more on Thursday 20 April, 7-9pm, at Crawley Town Football Club.

Guests will have the chance to meet Different Travel, St Catherine’s official trek partner, as well as speaking to friendly members of the charity’s fundraising team, who will be on hand to answer any questions about the challenge.

Emma Butler, fundraiser at St Catherine’s, said: “We are so excited to be launching our new overseas trek. We can’t wait to sign up 28 individuals looking for a challenge in 2024.

“There is plenty of time to train for this adventure and every pound raised will be helping St Catherine’s to fund our vital palliative and end of life care in the community.

“We would love to invite anyone interested to attend our information evening and meet our friendly team to find out more!”

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