£100 challenge for children's charity fundraiser

£100 challenge for children's charity fundraiser


Justin Burns

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£100 challenge for children's charity fundraiser


Steve Blethyn is up for the challenge
A game fundraiser has been challenged to complete a series of tasks with just £100 to raise cash for the Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service.

Steve Blethyn asked the fundraising team at the Windsor children's charity to set him a challenge to tackle between August 26-31.

They have tasked him with getting to France, eating snails or frogs legs, having a photo taken with a dolphin, getting back to England, sleeping under the stars, getting back to Windsor and going to the Harvester restaurant and eating chicken and chips - all for £100.

The challenge encompasses the favourite things of Alexander Devine, who died from a brain tumour aged eight and in whose memory the charity was established.

Steve hopes to raise more than £1,000 in sponsorship and donations.

The 48-year-old said: "I am slightly crazy it has to be said, probably due to spending over 10 years in the Army, travelling around the world and having one too many bumps on the head.

"I have supported various children's charities over the years and raised quite a bit through my various challenges.

Steve, who lives in Shinfield and runs first aid training firm Beyond First Aid, organises a fundraiser each year and decided to raise cash after working as a first aider at some events.

The father-of-three said: "I really wanted to support a local children's charity this time so I could keep in touch and see how my funds would be spent."

Cash raised will go towards supporting children suffering from life-threatening illnesses and towards the £2m needed for a children's hospice in Maidenhead.

If you can help Steve call 01753 567630 or visit justgiving.com/Franglais to donate.


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