Matt Sims is running the Marathon des Sables in Morocco in April 2019 and chose to support Best Beginnings while taking on this massive challenge. The race doesn't carry the title of 'the hardest footrace in the world' for no reason as it is a 250 km track across the Moroccan desert!

Matt heard about Marathon des Sables about 10 years ago and was instantly fascinated. The fascination manifested in to a desire to complete it. Matt was told early on that he should tell as many people as he could that he was running the MDS and that he should do it for a charity. Both of these are incentives to see through the commitment and not find an excuse to back out - Best Beginnings is a fantastic charity supporting families during challenging times.

Matt's fundraising target is £8,000 - as this will enable Best Beginnings to support 500 families for a year with Baby Buddy. (£16 a family for Baby Buddy for a year). To support him and Best Beginnings, please visit Matt's fundraising page.

We are so grateful for Matt's support to our cause at Best Beginnings, supporting parents and parents-to-be so each child in the UK can have the best start in life.

If you would like to support Best Beginnings while taking part in a challenge event or throw a fundraising event, please contact Abigail, our Head of Fundraising at [email protected]