fundraiser to climb Brean Down 100 times in a day
Burnham-On-Sea man is set to walk up and down Brean Down 100 times
in a day to raise money for a children's charity this weekend with
the hope of inspiring others to conquer their personal goals.
Topham, 26, a lecturer at Bridgwater College, has been following
a gruelling training regime which has seen him walk up and down
the 97-metre many times and he says that he expects his 100 will
take him around 12 hours.
up and down Brean Down will count as one climb and he says the training
has been "the furthest he has ever pushed himself in terms
will start at 6am this Saturday (June 10th) and will be joined by
several friends, but he will be the only one who aims to complete
the full challenge.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I walked up and down the steps 10
times about two years ago and thought at the time 'I wonder if I
could do 100?'"
thought has stuck with me and I recently realised it would be a
great way of raising money at the same time as achieving a personal
will be raising money for CLIC Sargent Children's Cancer Charity
and Sensational Kids Somerset and has already raised more than £700.
total, Sonny will climb 44,000 steps over the 12 hours. He will
climb the equivalent of Mount Everest, which sits at 8,848 metres,
compared with the 9,700 metres he faces.
want to do this not only to raise money but to show people anything
is possible if you put your mind to it and how important it is to
get outside and healthy and active as it makes you feel great."
sponsor him, visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/STPC