15 June 2024

In Pictures: Stars Appeal trekkers leave for Petra from Salisbury Coach Station

On Saturday 23rd April 2022, 35 brave locals departed from Salisbury Coach Station bound for Jordan.

Once they arrive they will trek across the desert to the ancient city of Petra to raise funds for Salisbury District Hospital’s Stars Appeal.

Now in Jordan, the group will brave long days trekking through the desert in up to 30C, nights in simple camps at freezing temperatures with only basic facilities, and (most challenging for some) very little contact with home. Their reward will be exploring the ancient city of Petra, one of the modern wonders of the world.

While it’s too early to say how much these resilient trekkers have raised, it’s certain to be in the tens of thousands of pounds, all of which will go to help hundreds of patients at Salisbury District Hospital and support the NHS staff who care for them.

You can find out more about the projects the trekkers are supporting here.

Photographed by Spencer Mulholland, below are the heart-warming images from Saturday’s send-off.

Photography by Spencer Moulholland.

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Beth Doherty
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Written by Beth Doherty