Sequana Medical supports Bristol hepatologist Dr Anne McCune’s Sahara Challenge in aid of the British Liver Trust

Sequana Medical is proud to support Dr Anne McCune in her brave trek across the Sahara in aid of the British Liver Trust.

Dr Anne McCune, a consultant hepatologist at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, is embarking upon a 100 kilometre trek into the Sahara in aid of the British Liver Trust, in memory of her father who sadly died last year of liver cancer.

The liver specialist is armed with a GoPro camera and a selfie stick to film her rigorous training preparations and her Sahara trek, and will be posting updates on Twitter and YouTube over the coming weeks.

The 6-day, 100 kilometre trek through the Western Sahara includes the ascension of Erg Chigaga, which at 1,000 feet (300 metres), is one of the world’s largest sand dunes. Her supporters look forward to seeing the footage of some of her more extreme challenges to raise funds for the British Liver Trust and boost awareness of liver disease.

Hoping to raise £5,000, Dr McCune has mixed feelings about combining the extreme conditions with the camera work.  She explains, “I have never done anything like this before. Trekking hard through deep sand, climbing dunes and sleeping in a tent for six days and nights will be tough especially as I really dislike sand!”

Dr McCune is hoping that her video stories will help engage more local and national support for her challenge.

To follow Dr McCune’s video blogs and challenge, please subscribe to her YouTube channel and follow her on twitter @walkermccune, or visit her Just Giving site.