Starting on October 4th i'm taking on my final challenge when I look to complete the 3 Peaks Challenge, dressed in a deep-sea diving suit weighing 130 lbs. I’m raising money and awareness to help disadvantaged and disabled young people, who are battling loneliness and isolation. The COVID-19 pandemic has left them unable to access the charity’s vital programmes to meet new friends, socially engage and develop a wide range of personal skills.
When I had leukaemia, there was a period where I couldn’t play any sport. It’s only when you have something, and it’s taken away from you that you realise how important it is. So, the thought of children out there that may not experience the thrill, excitement, enjoyment of sport really resonates with me. I couldn’t think of anyone I wanted to do this for more. You can see my launch video on the following link - https://youtu.be/boMU-Ei-cSk
I've fundraised for over 30 years through more than 50 events like this, including the 2002 London Marathon in a deep-sea diving suit, cycling across Australia on a penny farthing and an underwater marathon and walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats dressed as a T-Rex - all of which has seen more than £5m raised for charity.
The Lord's Taverners does fantastic work for disadvantaged and disabled young people in the UK and beyond through their Wicketz, Super 1s, Table Cricket and Sports Kit Recycling programmes. But with fundraising opportunities limited due to the pandemic the charity needs our support to make sure they can continue to deliver their life changing work.