Ben Grieve supports Action Medical Research for Children
While many people are looking forward to the late summer bank holiday Taunton based Ben Grieve, Liam MacDonald, James MacDonald and Marcus Freeman are embarking on a gruelling but exciting 10 hour challenge on August 29th.
The “Race the Sun’ event will test their teamwork, friendship and endurance of the four friends who went through school together before leaving in 2010, because the challenge is about racing the sun, starting at sunrise and finishing by dusk.
During this time the Somerset Lads, as they are collectively known, will attempt to complete a 50 mile cycle, hike to the summit of Mount Helvellyn which at 3,116ft is England’s second highest peak, and canoe two miles around Lake Thirlmere all of which are located the Lake District.
The challenge is in aid of ‘Action Medical Research for Children’ which is a leading children’s research charity and has been funding major medical breakthroughs for nearly 60 years, including the development of the UK polio vaccine, introducing ultrasound scanning in pregnancy and discovering the link between taking folic acid in pregnancy as well as preventing spina bifida, as well as helping thousands of children affected by disease and disability.
This is a charity that Ben Grieve can personally relate to, after being diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) while at school at the age of 11.
As a team, they are looking for further sponsorship (targeted total of £2000) and any other help would be appreciated to cover the cost of travel and equipment. As a result this will enable the team to raise as much money as possible for such a great cause.
Anyone wishing to obtain further information then please do not hesitate to contact Ben Grieve.