A MAN undertook a gruelling three-day challenge, raising more than £2,600 for a children’s charity.
Despite punctures, a broken sat nav and injuries, Ashley Varley completed his challenge last Monday (September 30) with a sprint along Hastings seafront to Di Polo’s Ice Cream Parlour. Having run 70 miles and cycled 90 miles. He was greeted with a round of applause and a large ice-cream.
He took on the challenge in memory of Thomas Fisher, an eight-year-old boy, who died of Hunter’s disease earlier this year. Thomas’s father, Dave, accompanied Ashley for the last day of the challenge. The money raised will be presented to Demelza Hospice Care for Children.
Ashley said: “I’m thrilled with the fantastic support and encouragement that I’ve received. I’d like to thank everyone that helped me organise and publicise the challenge, all the friends who trained with me and everyone who has generously donated to this fabulous cause. I’d also like to thank Thomas’s parents for giving me the honour of setting this challenge up and supporting me throughout.”