The marketing manager for Beacon Bingo on South Street in Ilkeston is to take on a gruelling 100km trek across the Sahara to raise money for charity.
Phil Gibbs, from Market Harborough, who manages the Ilkeston venue will be one of 24 people representing different sectors of the gaming industry on the Sahara expedition which could take up to five days.
He said: “The prospect of walking for days across a desert is slightly daunting, but it will be worth it if we hit our fundraising target.”
The expedition, which will begin on March 22, aims to raise awareness and up to £50,000 for the Responsible Gambling Trust, a national charity which encourages people to gamble responsibly and provides treatment services for those with gambling problems.
Phil added: “I hope as many people as possible will help me to reach my goal. I’m going to try my very best, even if I do have to cosy up to a camel.”
Donations can be made by visiting https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/philsbigtrek