In July I will be climbing 3 of the highest mountains in the UK, Ben Nevis (1344m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Snowdon (1085m) in just 24 hours. I am doing this in memory of Stephen Thompson and in order to raise funds for his foundation. http://stephenthompsonfoundation.org/.
The Charity aim to raise funds for research into Giant Cell Myocarditis. At present there is only one clinic in America that is currently running a research programme into this heart disease, details of which an be found at www.myocarditisfoundation.org.
The Stephen Thompson Foundation are hoping to raise enough money to set up a Research centre for Giant Cell Myocarditis in the UK, your donations would be extremely appreciated.
As most of you will know, my good friend Stephen Thompson died in December 2011. You will also know that I am generally fat and lazy however I've decided to do a few things in 2013 to raise some money and awareness for his charity.
They are as follows.
- Have 4 weeks without a drink (Completed in February)
- Run Sunderland 10k (Completed 28th April)
- Lose 2 stone by end of May (Completed 28th May)
- Run from Embleton to Craster and back following the route the lads walked when we were last away with Thomma.
As Thomma was a fan of running and raising money for charity and I never joined him, I think he would find it hilarious that I am even attempting one of these challenges never mind all of them.
I will match all donations up to my target of £500 so you also get to see me spending money to put myself through the pain barrier.
Tomma's tough mudder challenge 2013
Having ran the Great North Run last year in Stephen's memory, we all decided it was time to up the stakes.
Tough mudder is one of the most physically demanding events on the planet (check website if you don't believe us!)
6 of us are enduring the challenge on 7/9/2013. We agreed this is a fitting tribute to a man who always went that extra mile for others. Now we're doing the same for him.
Please give generously. Thank you.
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