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Reigate restaurateur to take on the Arctic Circle Dog Sledding Challenge for the NSPCC

PUBLISHED: 12:20 20 October 2010 | UPDATED: 18:01 20 February 2013

Reigate restaurateur to take on the Arctic Circle Dog Sledding Challenge for the NSPCC

Reigate restaurateur to take on the Arctic Circle Dog Sledding Challenge for the NSPCC

Reigate restaurateur Serge Tassi got preparations for his Arctic Circle Dog Sledding Challenge underway in the least likely of locations; on a sunny slope in South Nutfield. PLUS: Join him for a charity dinner at La Barbe on Tuesday November 2

Reigate restaurateur Serge Tassi got preparations for his Arctic Circle Dog Sledding Challenge underway in the least likely of locations; on a sunny slope in South Nutfield.


In February, the Frenchman will face slightly more challenging conditions as he attempts to drive a team of dogs over the snowy wilderness of Northern Norway, where temperatures drop as low as minus 30C.


I have been on many charity treks and am told this is the ultimate challenge, says Serge, who owns the French restaurant La Barbe in Reigate. My aim is to raise 5,000 for the NSPCC and I am training hard so I have the best possible chance of succeeding.


Serge will be part of a group of around 13 participants and will be in charge of his own team of huskies. The six day expedition will take the group, who will be accompanied by experienced guides and medics, over 200 kilometres from base camp into the icy wilds of Norway.




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Serge Tassi is hosting an NSPCC charity lunch at his Reigate restaurant, La Barbe, on Tuesday November 2. He is donating the food and wine and all proceeds will go to the NSPCC. To book, contact La Barbe on 01737 241966 or visit www.labarbe.co.uk.

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