WLT Hitchhikers win race to Marrakech SEARCH NEWS

Blake Perkins and Vanessa Graham

Blake Perkins and Vanessa Graham from Leeds University Rag (Raise and Give) Society were the first of eight student teams to reach Marrakech in Morocco after a sponsored hitchhike at the end of June.

Blake and Vanessa raised more than £200 for World Land Trust (WLT), after almost eight days of travelling through south west Europe and into Africa.

Blake spoke about how they got on: “Hitchhiking through France was a breeze, but Spain and Morocco were much harder. It was a great adventure with ups and downs (mostly ups, and any downs caused by severe fatigue). We met some amazing people, and loved the Moroccan culture; it was so different to anything we had experienced before, especially during Ramadan in the searing heat.”

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