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Neville Upton, MDS 2014

Date Posted: March 18, 2014

Neville loves the outdoors and having recently sold his business was looking for a major sporting challenge to revitalize body and soul while also helping a good cause. Supporting Facing Africa just reminds me how lucky I am and reminds me that the issues I face every day are relatively trivial compared to the NOMA […]

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James Manners, MDS 2014

Date Posted: November 26, 2013

I have been lucky enough to take part in the gruelling Marathon Des Sables next year in Morocco. If you haven’t heard of it before it’s a 6 day 150mile race running the equivalent of a marathon each day across the Sahara Dessert in 40c heat while carrying all your food, clothes, cooking equipment & […]

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Benny & Andrea May, MDS 2013

Date Posted: March 2, 2013

When a friend needed a goal and motivation we decided to join him in the MDS. Then, when, our good friends Gavin & Shelley Phillips of Team Hurt2Help suggested we join them in raising money for Facing Africa we thought it was a great idea. Racing snakes, we are not. Honed athletes with perfect bodies […]

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