A Word From Sam

I thought my 40th birthday shouldn’t be all about me. I wanted to use it as a spring board to do something special, help others and make it my mission to raise what was going to be £4,000. Then someone (thank you Richard) suggested that was way too easy and I should really challenge myself and make it £40,000!

So in celebration of my 40th Birthday; I am launching my 40 challenges for £40,000 for 4 charities that hold a special place in my heart!

These personal and quite demanding challenges (for me) will take place over the next year and beyond and I won’t stop until I have raised £40,000!

For those that know me well, know that I am not very sporty preferring a pint down the pub but when I commit to something, I have the drive and passion to complete it. No matter how hard it will be.

Some may seem easy but honestly I think the baking one for me will be the toughest… I know I can cycle 20 miles on a Saturday, but then work 1300 miles into that and I have to do that Saturday bike ride 65 times in a year, so it’s time step up to the mark and get this kicked off! We will take lots of videos, keep blogs and update the targets so you can all see where I am at!

If you feel like you would like to join in with any of the challenges with me, it’s more the merrier. Please do get involved and together we can make a difference to a whole bunch of people that matter!

Current Total

Sam's Nominated Charities

Cerebral Palsy Sport
Framework Housing Association
Nottinghamshire Women's Aid
British Heart Foundation

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Posted: 1st February 2019

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