Iceland trek challenge for breast cancer charity


Drusillas Park’s Playland Supervisor, Sarah Tomsett, is getting ready to undertake an adventure of a lifetime. Led by former Geordie Shore star and Loose Women panellist, Vicky Pattison, the 30 year old will take on the Icelandic Lava Trail raising money and awareness for the breast cancer charity, CoppaFeel.

Sarah is one of 55 people selected from hundreds who applied to take part in the Fabulous Challenge, via The Sun magazine.

During the five-day trek in August she will cover 58kms of one of the earth’s most volcanic regions, across valleys, streams, glaciers and snowfields. The trekkers will hike for up to 11 hours a day in two competing teams, headed by celebrities Vicky Pattison and Chloe Madeley.

Over the past few months Sarah has been raising money and preparing for the challenge and there is no doubt that her role at Drusillas Park will stand her in good stead for the physical demands of the expedition.

As Playland supervisor Sarah works outdoors in all weathers, overseeing the smooth operation of the award-winning Park’s numerous leisure attractions. She covers in the region of 10 kilometres a day and has been taking full advantage of Drusillas’ 26ft climbing wall, Vertical Limit, to improve her stamina and head for heights.

The money raised will not only support the trekkers but also aid the work of Coppafeel in the charity’s mission to ensure that all breast cancers are diagnosed at the earliest possible stage.

Sarah has already reached over £1,300 for the charity but is still a way off her goal of £2,595. To support Sarah in her remarkable challenge and help educate young people about the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, please go to

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