AN ANNAN supermarket manager is in training to trek in the world’s largest desert.
Steven Farnhill, who works at Aldi, has been raising funds through big physical challenges for seven years, and now has made plans for a 100 km trek across the Saharan desert in November.
So far, the 38-year-old has already raised £350, and his target is £2500. All the proceeds from the challenge will be donated to Bowel Research UK.
Steven said: “This will be the seventh year in a row that I have done a big physical challenge for charity.
“My motivation for this charity is special, as I have had a serious bowel condition myself. I have had a couple of surgeries for it, but it still affects me to this day.
“I enjoy challenging myself, and I’m happy that I can use these challenges to raise money and help people.”
Steven will be flying out to Morocco on November 4, and the trek is estimated to take five days.
Originally from Colne in Lancashire, Steven joined the British Army when he was 16 and fought in the Iraq War before leaving the forces at 22. He currently lives in Brydekirk with wife Emma, stepson Cameron and son Leandro.
Steven is also planning to raise more funds in the upcoming months through a raffle and by selling homemade baking, though the details are yet to be ironed out.
If you would like to donate to help Steven raise money for Bowel Research UK, please visit his JustGiving page.