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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Money raised from the hitchhike will go towards WLT’s Action Fund, providing money to conservation areas where it is most urgently needed.