Salisbury District Hospital orthopaedic and spinal surgeon, Harshad Dabke will trek over sixty miles across the scorching Sahara Desert in his bid to raise funds for the Stars Appeal’s Spinal Unit Fund.
This seven-day challenge starts on March 5 in the small village of M'Hamid on the edge of the Sahara in the Zagora region of Morocco, and involves trekking across the arid landscape, stony flats and the Iriki Saltpan to Foum Zguid, before returning to Marrakesh.
Harshad said : "This is a marvellous opportunity to take on an exciting adventure and, through the Stars Appeal, support the unit where so many of my patients receive their ongoing care and treatment. I know that it will be tough, but I’m really looking forward to the challenge."
The Stars Appeal raises money to create the best possible experience for patients and their families by funding extra care and equipment over and above that provided by the NHS. Local people and staff can raise money for all departments, wards and units or contribute to individual campaigns run by the Stars Appeal team.
This is a self-paid trip, so all contributions will be donated to the Stars Appeal Spinal Unit Fund. People can sponsor Harshad online at:
For further information please contact:
Public Relations Manager,
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.
Tel: 01722 425170
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 8BJ
T: 01722 336262 E: CustomerCare@salisbury.nhs.uk
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