Estate agent to cross Sahara for charity

A Nottingham-based estate agent is taking up the challenge to cross the Sahara desert for charity.

Gordon Brown, a director of local estate agency Freckleton Brown, and a franchisee of national independent mortgage broker Mortgage Talk, is striding through the desert in aid of the Macmillan Cancer Relief charity between the February 18 to 26 next year.

He is joined in his seven day and 70 mile quest through the blazing heat by his friend, 42 year old Trevor Parkinson, a former leukaemia sufferer.

Gordon has already secured donations totalling over 1,700, and is hopeful of smashing through his provisional 2,000 goal with the aim of raising as much money as possible.

The challenge has a particularly personal note for the 44 year old, as his mother died of cancer in 1997 and his father was recently diagnosed with the disease.

Gordon, who lives in the Nottingham suburb of Arnold with his wife and three children, intends to walk together with Trevor for ten miles each day in the blistering heat of the Sahara, and to camp outdoors in freezing overnight temperatures.

Potential donors can donate online at or send
cheques payable to Macmillan Cancer Relief to Gordon at Mortgage Talk, c/o
Freckleton Brown, 87 Nottingham Road, Eastwood, Nottingham, NG16 3AJ.