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Avril Mills founder of The Dream Factory along with her 'dream co-ordinator' will guide a pack of huskies across the Arctic
The founder of a children’s charity has been hitting the gym as she prepares for a gruelling challenge.
Avril Mills, founder of The Dream Factory, is currently gearing up to drive a pack of huskies across 156 miles in sub-zero temperatures.
Along with the charity's dream co-ordinator, Martin Bye, Ms Mills hopes to raise £8,000 as the duo travel between base camps in Norway and Sweden in seven days.
Ms Mills expects the Husky Sled Challenge to push her to her limits.
She said: “This will certainly test our physical and mental strength in some of the most extreme conditions known to man.
“We will be travelling the distance from London to Torquay in temperatures averaging -20 degrees. This is no ordinary charity challenge.”
During the challenge, the pair will have to cook their own food and look after the huskies.
To prepare for the adventure, in April next year, Avril is training at Concept Fitness in Epping.
The Dream Factory was founded in 2008 following the death of Ms Mills’s son, Oliver.
The charity has made 226 dreams come true for children and young adults with life-limiting illnesses.
To support their challenge, or view their progress, visit http://www.justgiving.com/huskyartic.
For more about the charity visit http://www.yourdreamfactory.org/.
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