The marketing manager from Wisbech’s Cashino gaming centre has taken up a challenge to trek 100 kilometres across the world’s hottest desert and is appealing for local support to help raise £50,000 for charity.
From March 22, in stifling hot conditions, Phil Gibbs will walk across The Sahara in a five-day trek to raise money for The Responsible Gambling Trust, a national charity which encourages people to gamble responsibly through education and provides treatment services for people with gambling problems.
Phil is one of 24 people, representing different sectors of the gambling industry, taking part in the desert trek and has set himself the personal challenge of raising £3,000, which will make a significant contribution to the charity’s target.
Phil said: “As a company Cashino Gaming is a major supporter of the Responsible Gambling Trust. We want our customers to have a fantastic time with us but we do our utmost to ensure they gamble responsibly.
“I must admit, the prospect of walking for days across the largest desert on the African continent was slightly daunting, especially when I found out how hot it’s going to be; but it will be worth it if we hit our fundraising target.
“I hope as many people as possible will help me to reach my goal. I’m going to try my very best, even if I do have to cosy up to a camel!”
To donate, visit www.my donate.bt.com/fundraisers/philsbigtrek