By Tim Saunders on
A bunch of British stars are about to embark on a hot and sweaty trek across a desert as part of a celebrity charity initiative for Comic Relief's annual Red Nose Day.
Olly Murs, Craig David, Lorraine Kelly, Kara Tointon and X Factor presenter Dermot O'Leary will be joined by Ronni Ancona, radio DJ Scott Mills, Peter White and Nadia Sawalha to trek across the Kaisut Desert in Northern Kenya later this month.
The stars will walk over 100 kilometers across the barren land in temperatures that will soar to over 38C (100F).
According to Comic Relief: "Our brave trekkers are aiming to raise money for Comic Relief to help people living unimaginably tough lives in Africa and the UK.
“They are also highlighting the devastating impact of avoidable blindness from conditions such as trachoma and cataracts – both of which can be easily treated.
“Going blind can rob people of their chance to work, support their children and, in turn, build a better life for their families. When children lose their sight, there’s up to a fifty per cent chance that they’ll die within two years. So helping to tackle avoidable blindness isn’t just about restoring someone’s sight – it can mean the difference between life and death.”
To find out more about the trek and sponsor the walkers, click here.
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