Some of you may remember back in 2017 when I took on the challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for charity, then sadly part way in, I had a very serious knee injury, which meant I couldn’t complete the challenge and had to be medically retired.
Since then, because of the injury I have had to focus on helping others raise funds for their own challenges, such as Richard Sherwell when he completed the Marathon for Children with Cancer and Mark Hayman from AMAC Mortgages, with the ‘Chase the Sun’ cycle challenge, but I realise now it’s time to dust off the walking boots and start signing up!
The first of many challenges was recently the ‘Isle of Wight Challenge 2019’ for the charity MIND. The Ultra Challenge was 26km long over the hills of the south of the Isle of Wight (oh the hills!!!) and took a time of 6 hours 17 minutes to complete. Unfortunately my knee gave way part way in, but unlike Kilimanjaro, I managed to keep going and finish the course.
As the director of Cathedral Wealth Management in Chichester, West Sussex, I have always felt a moral obligation in business to give back to local and national charities, our day to day business is giving no obligation financial advice, and in our spare time we love to support charities!
Also a huge thank you to my Dad, Bob Ainsworth who completed this with me and was my inspiration and motivation to keep going. Donations are still flooding in so if you wish to donate a little or a lot please CLICK HERE and use the REFERENCE NUMBER CDN-011944.
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