DMK member takes on 2021 fundraising challenge
The owner at of our members, Climb Quest Milton Keynes, has challenged himself to virtually run from Land’s End to John O’Groats over the year, which is a distance of 874 miles – to raise funds for local charities.
About Chris and this challenge:
“If you don’t know me, depending on when you read this in 2021, I’m either 42 or 43 years old so sadly now in the veteran category for pretty much every sport. I live in a village called Comberton, just outside of Cambridge, with my wife Beth and two daughters, Kate and Alice. For my business, I run two climbing centres with Beth, Clip ‘n Climb Cambridge, and with our crystal ball of predicting good timing suffering a severe malfunction, Climb Quest Milton Keynes, which we opened a month before Covid 19 hit last year.
I’ve always been quite sporty but the main sports I play now are Real Tennis (the original and very quirky version of lawn tennis) and Golf – both are not exactly high energy and although I’ve done a bit of running over the years, I’ve never done anything near a marathon, so this will be a serious challenge for me; 874 miles is the equivalent of over 33 marathons!
The first motivation for doing the challenge is to give me a target that I’m in control of working towards and achieving. This is giving me a huge boost to deal with all uncertainties of life and business at the moment, helping me focus my energies on doing my best with what I can do something about.
My second motivation is to use this challenge as an opportunity to raise much needed funds for charity and so I’d like to introduce the two amazing charities that your donations will help support. Both help children and young people and their families. They are run from where our two climbing centres are located, in Cambridge and Milton Keynes, respectively. Over the Covid pandemic they have both been hit by the double whammy of their services being in more need than ever before, but at the same time their fundraising efforts being seriously hampered.”
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