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Karen and Pete want to raise money for Animals in Distress
Karen and Pete want to raise money for Animals in Distress / SUR

British couple to ascend Mount Toubkal in aid of animal charity

  • The couple will endeavor to cross the remote, desolate landscape to reach the highest point of the mountain at more than 4,000 metres

An energetic British couple is to embark on a fundraising trek up one of North Africa’s highest mountains.

Pete and Karen Hayes will attempt the six-day trek through Moroccan villages, finishing with an ascent to the top of Mount Toubkal.

The couple will endeavour to cross the remote, desolate landscape surrounding Mount Toubkal, passing through Berber towns and villages, culminating in an ascent to reach the highest point of the mountain at more than 4,000 metres.

They are undertaking the task to raise money for Animals in Distress (AID), the Coín-based dog rescue home.

Training is currently under way and the pair are confident that they can complete the journey. The trek will begin on Saturday 5 August and Pete and Karen are asking for people to sponsor their trek to help them raise as much money as possible.

“We are trying to raise money for AID as we foster dogs for this amazing charity and would like to help them in any way we can. The idea came to me last year and seemed like a good idea at the time. Training is hard, but going well,” Karen told SUR in English.

AID is a registered charity dedicated to finding homes for stray, abandoned and abused animals found in Coín and surrounding villages.

Their mission is to try to find good secure homes for these animals, most of which are homed in Holland, although some will be sent to Belgium and the UK.

Anyone wishing to donate or sponsor Pete and Karen can do so at www.morrocantrek.com