Horley McDonald’s manager in Saharan trek for children’s charity

Chelsea Barnes from Horley, manager at McDonalds Gatwick Airport, is fundraising for the Ronald McDonald House in Brighton - picture submitted
Chelsea Barnes from Horley, manager at McDonalds Gatwick Airport, is fundraising for the Ronald McDonald House in Brighton - picture submitted

A woman from Horley will quench her thirst for adventure and fundraising by trekking in the Sahara desert for charity this week.

Chelsea Barnes, 23, a McDonald’s manager at the Gatwick Airport restaurant, is hoping to raise over £3,000 for Ronald McDonald House Brighton by doing the three day trek starting on Friday (November 20).

The charity is a free ‘home away from home’ accommodation for families who have children receiving treatment at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital and the Trevor Mann Baby Unit.

The gruelling challenge, will see Chelsea walk for eight hours a day in the searing temperatures along with other brave fundraisers.

It is not the first time that Chelsea has raised money for the House, which is run by independent charity Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Last year, Chelsea and her team took part in an assault course which raised over £1,800 for the cause.

Chelsea said: “Although I have raised money for Ronald McDonald House Brighton before, it has never been as tough as this.

“It is going to be one of the most difficult things I have ever done but I’ve been training hard and every step will be worth it to help families stay near to their seriously-ill children in hospital.”

Donations can be made on Chelsea’s VirginMoney page uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RMHCBRIGHTON

For more information about Ronald McDonald House Brighton visit that charity’s cebsite www.rmhc.org.uk/brighton

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