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Grief Encounter take on Namibia

Tags: charity

Published on: April 24, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
Updated on: Jan. 15, 2019, 12:25 p.m.

Our friends at Grief Encounter are constantly on the look-out for innovative ways to fundraise. The charity, which is LiFE's chosen charity, offer help and support to children and families who are dealing with the pain caused by the death of someone close. Their services are completely free, funded by the help of their supporters. 

This year Grief Encounter have planned the ultimate charity challenge in Namibia. As you enjoy 12 days of amazing sights, sounds and scenery in Namibia, you can also raise funds for the charity, whilst being led by broadcaster, explorer and ex-SAS soldier Ken Hames on your trip. 

Tempted? There's more: as you trek semi-desert terrain you can meet local communities, explore beautiful mountains, and catch a glimpse of elephants, giraffes, leopards and lions. You can read the full itinerary here

Last year's charity expedition took fundraisers to The Great Wall of China and Machu Picchu.

To register for the Namibia challenge you will need to raise a minimum donation for the charity and a registration fee, which covers a lot of costs for the trip. There are 14 places available for the trip and there are currently 7 spaces left. For any questions or to register your interest, please contact: corinne@griefencounter.org.uk

Last year the charity raised money on treks to China and Machu Picchu which were both great successes, and Namibia looks set to be another great fundraising opportunity. If you're perhaps not quite a mountain pioneer but would like to support Grief Encounter in a different way, you can either donate online or send them a cheque or bacs payment.


For every £1 you donate:

- 85p goes directly to supporting families

- 8p supports the operations of the charity and provides events for bereaved young people

- 7p helps the charity raise awareness of the challenges facing those suffering from bereavement


Best of luck to all adventurers and fingers crossed for lots of elephant sightings! 

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