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Sahara, so good: One man’s desert dash for gambling help charity is a dead cert

Phil Gibbs will trek across the Sahara in aid of a gambling support charity

Phil Gibbs will trek across the Sahara in aid of a gambling support charity

A Hemel Hempstead gaming centre worker is preparing tackle a daunting desert challenge to help support people with gambling problems.

Phil Gibbs, marketing manager for the Cashino outlet in the town’s Marlowes, will trek 100km across the Sahara to raise £3,000 for the Responsible Gambling Trust.

He is one of 24 people from different sectors of the gaming industry who will combine their efforts into a total of £50,000 for the organisation, which encourages people to gamble responsibly through education, and provides treatment services for those struggling with their demons.

Phil said: “We want our customers to have a fantastic time with us but we do our utmost to ensure they gamble responsibly.

“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’m going to try my very best, even if I do have to cosy up to a camel!”

Sponsor Phil at mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/philsbigtrek. The five-day expedition starts on March 22.

 

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