Another ambitious trek is on the cards for a young window honouring the memory of her inspirational husband.

Sinéad Nolan-Martin married Harry Martin just a few months before the 25-year-old died of a rare cancer in May 2021.

Despite knowing that his life would be cut short, Harry managed to make peace with the shock diagnosis and showed a calm inner strength and immense appreciation for every moment that inspired all who knew him.

Since his passing, Sinéad has raised thousands for Prospect Hospice as a way of thanking the staff for their invaluable support during such a difficult time.

After travelling 60km across the Sahara on foot, she is now preparing for another challenge in a completely different climate.

In March, Sinéad will set off for three days in Iceland with her mum and father-in-law to cover 40km of chilly terrain.

Swindon Advertiser: Sinéad Nolan-Martin trekked across the Sahara DesertSinéad Nolan-Martin trekked across the Sahara Desert (Image: Sinéad Nolan-Martin)

She said: “After the Sahara trek, I wanted my family and Harry’s family to get a taste of that amazing experience because we have been through a lot in the last few years.

“It’s nerve-wracking because there will be steep inclines and I’m not great with heights, and coping with the cold will be very different from the desert heat, so I’m going from one extreme to the other.

“There’s going to be a lot of different terrain to explore – hot springs, mud pools, mountain peaks, fault lines, - it’s going to be amazing.

“Harry wanted to make a difference to the world and inspire people. We all want to live as he wanted us to – to go out there and explore, be fearless, not let anything hold us back, and keep living in the present.”

To fundraise, Sinéad is hosting a charity curry night with a two-course set menu, quiz, game, and raffle at The Jewel in the Crown on Victoria Road on Wednesday, January 24, from 7pm.

Those wanting to book a space at £25 per person should call 07512 090894 by Friday, January 19.

To donate to her fundraiser directly, visit

Swindon Advertiser: Harry MartinHarry Martin (Image: Sinéad Nolan-Martin)

Sinéad looks back fondly on her first trek, where she wore one of Harry’s old hats with pin badges from his family members, and had a Prospect Hospice Remember Rose with Harry’s name on it tied to her backpack.

She added: “It’s like they were all on the journey with me.

“I still keep in touch with all the trekkers, we all formed a close bond. It still feels surreal, I can’t believe I was actually there sleeping on perfect sand dunes under so many stars.”