Local business man swaps his suit for spandex to raise money for Compton Hospice…
Managing Director of a Birmingham based PR Agency Mark Chambers, will be embarking on a physical 24 hour challenge with 10 other friends lead by his close friend Brendon Turner, in memory of Brendon’s late father, Lord Bilston Dennis Turner.
Mark from Syndicate Communications, along with the 10 other challengers hope to raise £10,000 for Compton Hospice, who supported Brendon’s father in his final weeks. The team will take part in a gruelling round the clock fundraising challenge starting on 26th July in Wolverhampton which includes 120 miles of cycling, four miles of rowing, a four mile run and finally a seven mile walk to reach the summit of Mount Snowdon in Wales.
Mark, 37 will be supporting Brendon, 36 along with Steven Richards, 36, Alan Davies, 38, Ben Croot, 34, Jay Croot, 36, Paul Forthergill, 36, Reece Smith, 24, Andrew Tiernan, 35, Michael Sudlow, 24 and Jamie Howe, 35. The team will be supported by Physiotherapist Mathew Farrow, 42, and Colin Mathews, 47, who will be on hand with supplies and ready to help with broken bike chains, punctures and general servicing.
Mark said: “I have been preparing for the challenge for several months now along with the rest of the team. Brendon has been providing us with weekly training schedules to ensure we are all working at a similar pace and know what to expect on the day.
“We have had a few trial runs and although it has been extremely challenging we have a great team and we are raising money for a fantastic cause, one which is close to us all following the death of Brendon’s father.”
Grace Ruston, PR & Marketing Officer at Compton Hospice, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Brendon and his team for choosing to raise funds for Compton Hospice. The challenge sounds extremely tough but we know how determined they are to succeed. We would like to wish the whole team the very best of luck and thank them for their support.”
Compton Hospice is a Wolverhampton based charity who has been supporting patients facing a life-limiting illness, and their families, for over 30 years.
The team is aiming to raise £10,000 on behalf of Compton Hospice which provides care and support for people with life-limiting illnesses. Those wishing to sponsor the team can visit their fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/Lord-Bilston.
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