AN adventurous couple will be gearing up for a life-changing challenge - by travelling from Doncaster to South Africa in a Land Rover.
Partners Gemma Bullock and Bryn Anders will be not only driving, but also living, sleeping and eating in their vehicle as they travel across 18 countries including France, Sudan, Tanzania and Namibia before ending up in Cape Town six months later.
The intrepid travelling pair will also be stopping off in Ethiopia to teach photography to children for the Muskokoa Foundations charity.
And if that was not enough, Doncaster-born Gemma and South African Bryn will be completing their epic trek to fundraise for two charities close to their hearts the Alzheimer’s Research UK and South Africa’s Izulu Orphan Projects.
Gemma, 26, who lived in Dunsville and Dunscroft before ending up in Leicester, said: “Travelling is something we both love and if we don’t get to see some sunshine at least once a year, we get a little grumpy. However our holidays are usually a lot more tourist-led and less sleeping on the top of a Land Rover for six months.
“I’m looking forward to this as it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I am also a massive lover of wildlife so any interaction with them during the trip will be amazing. Also, just the experience of meeting new people and doing things other than the tourist norm.”
Gemma, a former Hatfield Visual Arts College pupil - now Ash Hill Academy - moved to Northampton for university aged 18, and met Bryn three years later when they worked together at Carphone Warehouse.
Their incredible journey begins on Monday from either Gemma’s dad Phillip Bullock’s home in Balby or mum Mandy Holt’s home in Thorne.
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