The challenge is going to be raising £20,000 for Yorkshire Cancer Research.

The way I am attempting to raise the money is by asking people to donate the price of a high street coffee. Here in the UK, we drink around 70 million cups of coffee a day. So next time you’re visiting a coffee shop on the high street, please buy me a virtual one and donate to Yorkshire Cancer Research by texting PGWW72 £3 to 700 70 it is that simple or click on the Justgiving Link.

The actual physical challenge for me will be completing the Marathon des Sables.

The Marathon des Sables is the stuff of legends. It is The Toughest Footrace on Earth (Discovery Channel).

The MdS is a truly grueling multi-stage adventure through a mythical landscape in one of the world’s most inhospitable environments – the Sahara desert. You have to be self-sufficient and carry all your own food and equipment for the week on your back. Communal goat’s hair Berber tents are pitched every night but, apart from that you have to take it with you.