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About the celebrity trek
On 21 February, nine intrepid celebrities will brave sunstroke, snakes and sandstorms to visit Sightsavers’ work and raise money for Comic Relief!
With a merry band of camels and donkeys, they will cross one of the world’s most remote and inhospitable deserts in northern Kenya.
Throughout the BT Red Nose Day Trek, the celebs will see how Sightsavers is tackling the devastating effects of cataract and trachoma, conditions that cause millions of people in Africa to go blind.
100 kilometres, 100 degrees: one week from hell!
Taking part in the five-day challenge are Ronni Ancona, Craig David, Lorraine Kelly, Scott Mills, Olly Murs, Dermot O’Leary, Nadia Sawalha, Kara Tointon and Peter White. They will trek over 100 gruelling kilometres over mountains, through bush and across a vast expanse of desert plain in temperatures as high as 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Members of the Sightsavers team will be following the trek in Kenya and you will be able to read diary entries here.
We're thrilled that ‘sight' has been chosen as a key theme for this year's Comic Relief Red Nose Day!