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Livability: Roger Royle joins 'Footsteps of Moses' Trek

National disability charity, Livability, together with BBC Radio Two's Roger Royle, is inviting participants to embark on a unique challenge this November, following the footsteps of Moses at Mount Sinai.

The five day trip will involve hiking through the picturesque Sinai valley, a visit to St Katherine's Monastery and a trek up Moses Mountain, finishing at the Red Sea coral resort of Sharm el Sheikh.

Roger Royle is encouraging other intrepid explorers to join him on this trip of a lifetime, which will raise funds for Livability, the largest Christian disability charity in the UK. Livability works with over 8,000 disabled adults and children nation-wide providing residential care, holidays, education and community lifestyle support.

Roger Royle said: "I shall certainly be taking the tablets before I set off for Sinai and I just hope that my fellow travellers arent as troublesome as Moses' were. It will be a matter of putting a best foot forward in aid of a very worthwhile cause: Livability."

John Chamberlain, Director of Fundraising at Livability, said: "We have never held this kind of fundraising event at Livability before, and were really excited about having Roger join us on it. The Mount Sinai trek looks set to be a truly unforgettable experience and will raise much-needed funds for our important work with disabled people."


For further information, interviews or photos, contact: Cathy McKenzie on 020 7452 2082, or pressoffice@livability.org.uk

Livability works with over 8,000 disabled adults and children throughout the UK, aiming to help them lead fulfilling, independent lives, and to maximise their own potential. We offer services that support and empower disabled people throughout their lives, including residential care, education, holidays and community lifestyle support.

In the Footsteps of Moses Trek will take place from Thursday 5 to Monday 9 November 2009.

There is a participation fee of £200, with a minimum sponsorship of £1,800.

This participation fee covers return flights from London to Sharm el-Sheikh, one nights accommodation at a Bedouin camp, two nights accommodation at a Bedouin run Eco-Lodge, one nights accommodation at a three star hotel in Sharm el-Sheikh, return transfers from Sharm el-Sheikh to St Katherines, all meals, an experienced guide and the services of a travel escort.

To book, or for more information please contact the Livability events team on 0207 452 2115 or email events@livability.org.uk

To sponsor Roger Royle on his trek to Mount Sinai, please go to www.justgiving.com/roger-treks-sinai

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