Chris Norton, Clarify’s Head of IT, is pushing himself to the limit fundraising this month. He’s set himself the target of completing 750miles during the course of July, “I’m cycling 1 mile for every hour people in abject poverty will suffer this month”.
Every year he get’s involved with fund raising projects “normally at a high pain cost to myself!” says Chris. This is the toughest challenge he’s set himself yet. Whilst Chris enjoys cycling, he’s never cycled more than 320 miles in a month and he’s never cycled for more than 3 days in a row. Given the wet weather we’ve experienced throughout most of this month, his physical fitness and determination have been put to the test.
His target is to raise £750 this month towards the Clarify Foundation which helps people locally and in Uganda. Over the past 12 months the Foundation has:
- Helped poor children in and around Reading to have a Christmas
- Re-built teacher accommodation in Uganda providing them with a safe place to live at the school to improve the educational environment for the children
- Built play areas and painted local schools
So far Chris is on track to hit his target number of miles but the last leg is always the toughest, “When I started my training I cycled 25 miles a day for 5 days, after the fifth day I thought 25 miles a day would be easy. It definitely isn’t as easy as I’d hoped!”
Taking a few minutes to sponsor Chris www.justgiving.com/CSNorton with any size donation, per mile or as a whole will help the Foundation and will give Chris the extra motivation to complete his 750 miles….it may even make his legs ache a little less.
Find out more about the Clarify Foundation.