Diss mother and daughter prepare for charity desert trek

A mother and daughter fundraising duo from Diss are gearing up for an Arabian desert trek to help raise the profile of a women's charity.

Diane and Cheryl Fisk have begun raising money to take part in a 90km walk later this year, which will support the work of Wellbeing of Women.

The 46-year-old and her daughter, 26, have also started training for the Jordan desert trek, which will run from October 29 to November 5.

But the pair must first raise �5,600 between them to be part of the second women only walk from the Dead Sea to Petra.

The fundraisers have begun a series of car boot sales and are also organising quiz nights and pampering evenings to reach their target.

It comes after they saw an advert for the desert trek and found out more about the work of the charity, which raises money to invest in medical research and the development of specialist doctors and nurses working in the field of reproductive and gynaecological health.

Cheryl, who is a social worker in Bury St Edmunds, said they were looking forward to the challenge.

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'It is going to be quite difficult. The third and fourth days will be a lot of hilly terrain and there will be no shade,' she said.

Her mother, who works as a data manager, added that they had both run a Race for Life in the past, but the charity trek was a 'big step up'. She added that they hoped to continue to raise money for Wellbeing of Women in the future and were appealing for donations for their car boot sales.

To support them, visit www.justgiving.com/cheryl-fisk or call 07961 139708.

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