Ben’s tough 22 mile challenge to help brave Lewis - The Evesham Observer

Ben’s tough 22 mile challenge to help brave Lewis

Evesham Editorial 3rd Apr, 2017 Updated: 3rd Apr, 2017   0

A KIND-hearted Evesham man will attempt to tackle a 22-mile challenge on one of the UK’s highest mountains to raise thousands of pounds for a town boy in need of a life changing operation.

Personal Trainer Ben Goss is currently in training for the grueling Man Vs Mountain adventure race which sees entrants undertake the 22 mile run up and over Snowdonia in North Wales this September.

Ben is hoping to raise more than £5,000 for four-year-old Lewis who has cerebal palsy. His family have so far raised half of their £80,000 target to pay for life-changing surgery for Lewis and specialist equipment.

Speaking to the Observer, Ben said he hopes his challenge will push the family closer to their fund-raising target.

“I saw that the event was raising money for a charity, but I wanted the money I raise to go directly into improving someone’s life,” he said.

“This is where I came across Lewis and his story. Seeing that his family were working hard to raise money for an operation that will improve his quality of life – I wanted to do my bit.

“I’ve always been grateful with what I am capable of. Many of us forget that some don’t get that ability to just go and run or even live a normal life so I if it means putting myself through a little bit of pain to help improve Lewis’s life and reduce the pain he has endured all his life then it’s a no brainer.

“His family are already half way to his target of £80k. I am aiming to contribute as much as I can to that total. I have set a target of raising £1 per every foot of climbing I will have to do in the race which is 5055ft.

“Lewis will be my motivation throughout the training and race, knowing that I am doing my bit to help him is the ultimate reward.”

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