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Resort worker treks for cancer

Corran worker Mark Tolland: Will trek the Sahara Desert to raise money for Cancer Research Wales.

A WORKER from Carmarthenshire’s countryside resort and spa, The Corran, is preparing for a week-long trek across the Sahara Desert, with around twenty people, to raise money for Cancer Research Wales.
Mark Tolland had already reached his £3,000 target before he left for Africa, but he is aiming to raise as much as possible. Mark was inspired by his older brother Robert, who has been in remission from cancer for three years, to embark on the trek.
Mark has said: “If it was not for the good work of Cancer Research Wales and McMillan, along with a positive attitude, [Robert] would not be here today with us, for which our family, friends and myself are very humbled and grateful. I’m a firm believer that we will find a cure for cancer and, with the expertise we have, I would not be surprised if that cure comes out of the work being done in Wales.”
The Corran worker, who has had experience of the conditions of the Sahara after working in Africa over the years, continued: “I am delighted to be doing this Sahara expedition, and anything that helps cancer sufferers and the help to find a cure is only a good thing. The trip could be quite daunting for some of the people on it, but we are going at the right time of year temperature-wise, although we could experience some heavy winds.”
Managing Director at the Corran, Peter Burnett, has praised Mark’s commitment to the charity event, saying: “I am proud of Mark’s efforts to get out of his comfort zone and his passion for his chosen charity.”