A Kirkby gaming centre manager is hotfooting it across the Sahara to raise money for charity.
Phil Gibbs marketing manager for Cashino gaming centre on Lowmore Road, intends to trek 100 km across the world’s hottest desert and is appealing for local support to help raise £50,000 for the Responsible Gambling Trust.
The trust encourages people to gamble responsibly through education and provides treatment services for people with gambling problems.
The North African desert is the world’s largest hot desert and its landscape includes sand dunes, sand seas (ergs), barren rocky plateaus, gravel plains, dry valleys and salt flats.
Phil is one of 24 gambling industry workers taking part in the desert trek hoping to personally raise £3000. The expedition starts on 22 March and is scheduled to last five days.
Phil said: “As a company Cashino Gaming is a major supporter of the Responsible Gambling Trust.
We want our customers to have a fantastic time with us but we do our utmost to ensure they gamble responsibly.”
Visit his mydonate page: www.mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/philsbigtrek.