For Freemason Matt Pilgrim, raising money to help deprived children came the hard way.
A member of Slough-based Orion Lodge, No. 8756, Pilgrim took part in a punishing 151-mile, six-day endurance race across the Sahara desert in Morocco, amassing £13,138 for the Hope For Children charity.
Hope For Children helps disabled, orphaned, poor and exploited children, in particular those living in developing countries. ‘This is achieved through providing, promoting and advancing children’s rights to basic necessities,’ explained Pilgrim. ‘This includes education and health care, to sustain their long-term development.’