Three pier pressure in charity triathlon

Over the weekend of August 22/23 a team of six will take on a never-before-attempted endurance event known as the Three Pier Challenge to raise funds in aid of Charity for Kids - weather permitting.

The team will start from Hastings on Saturday August 22 at 10am and run 15 miles to Eastbourne Pier, then mount bicycles and ride 25 miles to Brighton...and finally take it in turns to swim 35 miles back to Hastings Pier on a relay basis.

The team members are likely to burn between 8,000-10,000 calories; they hope to complete in around 26 hours.

Their effort will be supported by Hove Dentist Dr James Hooper, who will be donating his time, family boat and fuel to help, which will allow all sponsorship raised to go towards Making a Difference to sick, disabled and terminally-ill children.

Paul Harris, Founder of Charity for Kids, said: “We would like to thank James for supporting our amazing Charity...The Charity has gone from strength to strength since it was established in August 2011, the committee are constantly working hard behind the scenes to Make a Difference to local disadvantaged Children, we are currently looking to see if it’s possible to establish a much need local respite facility.

“We always try to take on unique fund raising challenges as there are a lot of amazing causes asking for the public’s support... hopefully Charity for Kids stands out, and people will support us with what they can spare.”

The team is made up of Paul, Sean Collins, Tony Harris, Dan Harlott, Chloe Newman and Nicky Wood: please donate via

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