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Ross Edgley

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[lt]p class="p1"[gt][lt]span class="s1"[gt]Ross Edgley plans to start 2016 a little differently to most. In a monumental challenge that has the media stunned, he’s announced through [url=http://www.theproteinworks.com/]THE PROTEIN WORKS [/url]social media that when the clock strikes midnight on the 22[sup]nd[/sup] of January 2016, he will run an entire marathon around the iconic track of Silverstone Race Circuit… pulling a 1,400kg MINI Countryman car. [lt]/span[gt][/p][lt]p class="p1"[gt][lt]span class="s1"[gt]Why? [lt]/span[gt][/p][lt]p class="p1"[gt][lt]span class="s1"[gt]To raise money for 4 charities very close to his heart. He says:[lt]/span[gt][/p][lt]p class="p1"[gt][lt]span class="s1"[gt]If at the end of this whole event he can raise enough money and awareness for the following amazing causes, he says, "I will consider every blister, rope burn and painful step taken not in vain":[lt]/span[gt][/p][lt]p class="p1"[gt][lt]span class="s1"[gt][b]Teenage Cancer Trust:[/b] Over 10 years ago now a close family friend of mine was diagnosed with cancer. He was an absolute specimen of an athlete and despite missing University and much of his sports career, he recovered and is now doing awesome things in the world of motor racing. [lt]/span[gt][/p][lt]p class="p1"[gt][lt]span class="s1"[gt]But it was the Teenage Cancer Trust that helped him during every step of his recovery. See, traditionally teenagers suffering from cancer were treated alongside children or elderly patients at the end of their lives. It goes without saying this wasn’t exactly a great environment to be treated in and simply being around others your own age can make a huge difference to your whole experience. This is why the work of the Teenage Cancer Trust is so valuable. Building specialist units within NHS hospitals to bring young people together to be treated by teenage cancer experts in a place designed just for them. [lt]/span[gt][/p][lt]p class="p1"[gt][b]Children with Cancer UK:[/b] Recently my old coach’s nephew was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. He’s only 2, is an absolute Spartan and is now thankfully recovering. Which is exactly why I wanted to funds for Children with Cancer UK, the leading national charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer. [/p][lt]p class="p1"[gt]Their aim is to determine the causes, find cures and provide care for children with cancer and not only do they fund ground-breaking research into the development of more effective, yet kinder, treatments, but we have a worldwide programme of research investigating the underlying causes of the disease. [/p][lt]p class="p1"[gt][b]Sports Aid:[/b] For over a decade I’ve been involved in every area of sport imaginable. From competing and coaching to academia and business. Basically I’ve been very lucky. I’ve turned a passion into a profession, so for me completing the World’s Strongest Marathon as part of Sports Aids #SupportTheNext campaign is my small way of helping the next generation of athletes. [/p][lt]p class="p1"[gt]They do so much great work, yet too few people know about it. For instance during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games almost two-thirds of the British team were former recipients of SportsAid's support, winning 20 of Team GB's 29 gold medals and 27 of Paralympics GB's 34 gold medals. That for me is amazing, so any funds and awareness we can raise for Sports Aid will make each cold, early morning training session over Christmas worth it. [/p][lt]p class="p1"[gt][b]United Through Sport: [/b]It was Billie Jean King that said, “Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life.” Which is why the work of United Through Sport is so important. Transforming lives through sport, they take sport to the most disadvantaged communities from around the world and deliver their Mass Participation and School of Excellence programmes to more than 50,000 children. [/p][lt]p class="p1"[gt]A relatively new — and small — charity the positive impact they make is completely disproportionate to their size. I cannot stress how hard their volunteers work and if the World’s Strongest Marathon helps in any small way I will happily ice my sore and swollen legs after the 26th mile is complete.[/p]

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Apr 10, 2016

Dali

Incredible Achievement! Well Done!!!!

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Feb 20, 2016

Olly Bryant

Well done you crazy fool!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Feb 12, 2016

The Clancys

Well done!

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Feb 9, 2016

Shane Edwards

What an amazing achievement!

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Feb 8, 2016

Anonymous

£20.00

Feb 7, 2016

Kalin Stoev

Well done, Ross! A fantastic feat of athleticism and commitment.

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Feb 7, 2016

ruth coppard

amazing and generous man

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Feb 5, 2016

Anonymous

Wow-what an amazing achievement! Just read the DM article.

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Feb 5, 2016

Debbie Nash and Andrew Cowell

We have just read about you in the daily mail and think what you have done is brilliant!

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Feb 5, 2016

Alex Liggitt

Saw you story online and just was blown away!! What an incredible feat and incredible charities

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