Kerry Underwood completes Sahara Desert Trek for charity
Kerry Underwood, Senior Partner of Hemel Hempstead firm Underwoods Solicitors – sponsors of Hemel Stags, this week completed a trek across the Sahara Desert, covering nearly 200km in temperatures exceeding 50 degrees centigrade.
The trekkers paid all expenses themselves and so all donations go straight to the charities involved, the Lord’s Taverners cricket charity which aims to give youngsters, especially those with disabilities, a sporting chance and the Ernst Young Foundation which assists disadvantaged young people in getting into employment and education.
Kerry was one of 44 trekkers, including former England Test Cricketer, Matthew Hoggard and so far Kerry’s efforts have raised over £3,500.00 and the whole trek has raised nearly £85,000.00.
Kerry said of the trek:
“It was very demanding and it is a long time since I have shared a tent with 10 people! There were only a few of us over 30 and nearly all of the trekkers were under half my age, but it was great to see so many young people putting in the effort to raise money for other youngsters who have not had their advantages.
The whole experience was very uplifting and the support given by those making donations shows that in spite of all the troubles in the world the vast majority of people are decent and generous.”
Mike Penning, MP for Hemel Hempstead said:
“Congratulations to Kerry – a great achievement for a great cause and keeping Hemel Hempstead in the news. I am very proud of him.”
Kerry aims to get his total up to £5,000.00 and anyone wishing to donate can do so by going to https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/kerryunderwood1