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Xperate's Sandra Wayman completes charity trek in Sahara Desert

You may have seen on LinkedIn recently that Sandra Wayman, Senior Solutions Consultant at Xperate, signed up for a charity trek in the Sahara desert in aid of Weldmar Hospice.  

Last week, Sandra completed the 4 day trek, along with Beverley Siddle of SN25 Sales Agency, so we asked her about the experience:

You’re back!  Tell us about your experience in the Sahara.

“We trekked nearly 30 miles over varied terrain – desert ‘roads’, rocky, dried up river beds and magnificent sand dunes. We camped each night and our cooks whipped up delicious tagines and baked bread in the sand for us to enjoy. We watched beautiful sunsets, rode camels, danced round the camp fire and slept under the stars.  Don’t get me wrong, it was hard, but I never expected it to be easy. We laughed, we cried and we made friends for life.”

Did anything take you by surprise particularly?

“It was hot and sandy (no surprises there) but what did surprise me was how windy it was at times! And how the sand got everywhere!”

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Why did you decide to do the trek?

“I wanted to raise vital funds for Weldmar Hospice, a local hospice to me that provides end of life care and much needed support to families, as well as patients.  At the last count, as a group we have raised a huge £50,000 including gift aid.  It’s not too late to donate! My JustGiving page is still open. Thank you to everyone who has already donated. It really is very much appreciated.”

So what have you learned from this trek?

“That I can’t put up a tent. But that is another story!”


Huge congratulations Sandra for completing such an epic journey and for raising so much money for a deserved cause.  We’re really proud of you!


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