Mick and Christie take on Saharan Challenge for Martlets

Mick and his son-in-law Christie will be travelling to Marrakesh. They’ll be 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.

Taking on the Saharan Challenge for Martlets

Mick and Christie are taking on this challenge to support Martlets. They’ll be supporting life-changing hospice care for people in Brighton and Hove living with terminal illness. To support Mick and Christie head to their Just Giving page.

Michael commented, “I’m not one for sitting still. 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. 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.”

Mick and Christie before the Saharan Challenge

Could you challenge yourself?

It’s thanks to people like Mick and Christie that Martlets are able to keep caring. Our expert teams provide the very best care and support, helping patients and their loved ones to live life to the full during the precious time they have together.

Along with excellent clinical care on our inpatient unit Martlets provides wellbeing services, counselling and rehabilitation. We deliver 80% of our care in the community, in people’s homes, helping patients and their loved ones stay together in familiar surroundings for as long as possible.

Every penny you raise makes a difference. So whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, a group of thrill-seeking friends or a family remembering your loved ones you can do something to raise funds for life-changing hospice care. Challenge yourself, make new memories and help keep Martlets caring.


Published 10/08/2019