SAHara trek
challenge 2019

Life-changing moments happen every day here at the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance and over the years we have been privileged to be part of so many people’s lives across Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

This year, we want to give people the opportunity to experience their own life-changing experience by joining our very first Sahara Trek Challenge.

You will witness sights other people will never see, stars so bright they hardly seem real, miles of uninterrupted golden sand, making friendships along the way that will continue long after the trek has finished.

The route will allow you to experience the beautiful region of twisting wadis, untouched windblown sand dunes, breath-taking sunsets, deserted villages and deep-water wells frequented by nomads. This really is the experience of a lifetime!


The 100km trek over 5 days will take place from September 28th – October 6th 2019, forming a key part of the celebrations for our 25th anniversary year. We are looking for 25 participants, one for each year our helicopter has been flying.

Chief Pilot Llewis Ingamells, pictured here with Challenge Events Lead Rachel Hay,explains: “Asone of the Charity’s pilots I’m genuinely amazed at the effort people go to, to keep us flying. This amazing trek is a fantastic opportunity to raise money and be part of something special. It will not only be a truly valuable event for our Charity, with the funds raised allowing our helicopter and its crew to keep flying and saving lives in the communities we serve, it also promises to be an amazing experience, with participants taking part in something they will remember forever.”

The trek will be hosted by Travel and Trek who have vast experience of organising overseas challenges.  This will become a truly valuable fundraiser for our Charity, so if you’re interested joining the team for this amazing adventure, click on Your Sahara Challenge now!

Your Sahara Challenge

You can also speak to our Challenge Events Lead, Rachel Hay by emailing or calling 01522 548469

To book your place you will need to pay a £330 deposit. Then the fun really starts! You will need to raise a minimum of £1,600 in sponsorship – but don’t worry, you are not alone. We will support you to help raise the minimum sponsorship required through a variety of fundraising ideas and tools. So what are you waiting for, sign up for the challenge of a life-time now!

Your Sahara Challenge

You can start raising money right now by setting up a Just Giving page so that friends, family and colleagues can sponsor you. You will be amazed at how quickly the pounds mount up!

Just Giving

what’s your

Everyone’s challenge is different – for you it could be taking part in our Sahara Trek Challenge, but equally, it could be undertaking a 5k run or maybe a triathlon. Maybe you want to get messy by taking part in a mud run, or get fit by running marathon. Challenges are a fun way to raise money.

Already signed up to a challenge and want to raise money for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance? Simply email and we will contact you to let you know what to do next.

Not sure what challenge to sign up for? Don’t worry, there are some events below ready for you to sign up to.