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Father and Son-in-Law take on Saharan Challenge for Martlets

An intrepid local father and son-in-law will be travelling to Marrakesh and competing two marathons in two days in the gruelling Saharan Challenge to raise funds for Martlets.

In the past, family duo Mick Jessopp and his son-in-law, Christie Matthews have completed half marathons, marathons and the London to Brighton challenge side-by-side. Having reached 65 and deciding that a quiet retirement is not for him, Mick signed himself and Christie up to undertake the Saharan Challenge in Africa.  Heading to the Draa Valley the course will take them over sand dunes and along rocky trails with rugged mountain scenery in the largest hot desert in the world.

Mick and Christie are taking on this challenge to support Martlets, helping the charity to provide free life changing hospice care for people in Brighton and Hove with terminal illness . To support Mick and Christie head to their Just Giving page

Michael commented: “I’m not one for sitting still and I really believe that life is for living and making the most of every moment.  It helps to have my fantastic son-in-law by my side taking on these challenges and I have now definitely signed us up for our biggest one yet! We wanted to fundraise for Martlets as they provide incredible care to people to help them live well in the time they have left. We would be so grateful for any donations big or small.”