A mother and daughter duo have trekked to the Charity Champion summit after raising over £4,000 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.   

In March, Stephanie Scrivens and Georgina Rowe joined seven other intrepid travellers on the charity’s first ever Sahara Trek. 

The adventurous supporters spent six days walking 100km across the desert to raise vital funds for the hospital’s charity. 

Reflecting on the event, Stephanie said: “Trekking across the Sahara Desert was one of the most incredible and extraordinary experiences of my life. Not only did we achieve the 100km goal in 38 degree heat, but as a team we managed to raise over £20,000 for the hospital, £4,000 of which was raised by myself and my mum.”

Stephanie has experienced first-hand the incredible impact of the charity, after working at the Children’s Hospital for 6 years: “I work in the hospital’s Clinical Photography Department, where we offer an end of life and bereavement photography service to families during extremely difficult times.

“The hospital is very important to me, not only because I work here and absolutely love my job, but because I am able to work somewhere where I see incredible care and compassion on a daily basis with staff striving to achieve the very best for the families and patients in their care.”

Stephanie and Georgina set themselves the target of £3,000 for the trek and managed to beat it by £1,000, taking the group’s overall total to £21,239.

Miranda Williams, Public Fundraising Manager at Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, added: “We’re so thankful to all our incredible Sahara trekkers, including  Stephanie and her mum, Georgina, for not only showing their commitment to our amazing hospital, but by pushing their comfort zones to do something extra special to raise the funds.

“The money the team has raised will go on to make a huge difference to the 90,000 sick kids and their families that we look after each year.”