Friends trek across the Grand Canyon for children’s charity

Annie Green and friend Naomi Berners are trekking across the Grand Canyon=
Annie Green and friend Naomi Berners are trekking across the Grand Canyon=

Intrepid young women will trek 72 kilometres across the Grand Canyon to help bereaved children.

Annie Green, 24, and 25-year-old Naomi Berners hope to raise £8,000 for Global’s Make Some Noise campaign, which is supporting Harry’s Rainbow in the city.

The pair will trek for five days through the canyon - and spend their nights sleeping in a tent with no access to toilets.

Annie Green, senior broadcast journalist at Heart, said: “Although spending five days trekking across the Grand Canyon in hot and humid conditions is going to be challenging, I know where the money raised is going and that just motivates me and makes everything worthwhile. 

“I’ve met so many people who have been helped by Global’s Make Some Noise and I can’t wait to do my bit.”

Global’s Make Some Noise gives a voice to small charities and projects across the UK who don’t get heard and struggle to raise awareness.

It supports projects that help children and young people who have been affected by illness, disability or lack of opportunity, giving them a platform to tell their stories to millions of people and award grants to provide much needed funds.

One of the ways adventurous Annie and Naomi are fundraising is to hold a Halloween Masked Ball in Milton Keynes on Saturday, October 31 at the Holiday Inn on Saxon Gate.

There will be a raffle on the night, with prizes donated from local businesses, including family tickets to Woburn Safari and Bletchley Park, a day spa at Whittlebury Hall, an Apple TV box, Makita tool box and many more.

The themed night includes a three course meal, raffle and live music from Alkka.

Tickets cost £35 per person.

For ticket enquiries, contact: halloweenballmk@gmail.com