Ten-year-old Victoria Parker and her father Nik are heading into a Saharan winter this February to tackle North Africa's highest mountain. And we are so grateful to say they're doing it to help the people Wycombe Homeless Connection serve.
On 13th, 14th and 15th February 2024, Victoria and Nik will do a staged climb, aiming to reach the 4,167m summit. You may not think there would be much snow in the Sahara, but at high altitude it can be bitter. Coupled with the altitude and terrain their trek will be a huge challenge, especially for 10-year old Victoria for whom this is her first mountain!
Nik said: "I see people who are homeless and think they don't have a home of their own, a door to knock on to find dignity and a safe place. So, Victoria and I are raising money for Wycombe Homeless Connection because they are a door that anyone who is homeless can knock on, and find help and hope."
Heather Stanley, our fundraising manager said: “We are so grateful to Victoria and Nik taking on this epic challenge to help the people we serve. It's been great to meet them and hear about the reasons they both want to support people who are homeless. In turn, please can you support them? They are aiming to raise a massive £5,000 which will help us reach people who are sleeping on the street this winter.”
You can give on their fundraising page: www.justgiving.com/page/mounttoubkal2024