Tim Ellis, of Portland, presented a cheque for £3,850 to Weldmar Hospicecare and Julia’s House, following his mammoth endurance challenge that saw him travel from London to Paris by running, kayaking and cycling – a distance of nearly 300 miles – in under 56 hours from 18th May until 20th May 2012.
Tim ran 87 miles from Marble Arch, London to Dover – then kayaked the 22 miles across the English Channel to Calais - and finished off with a 180 mile cycle to Paris.
Tim’s friend, ‘Enduroman’ Edgar Ette, supported him throughout the challenge – and came with Tim to present the cheque to the two charities. Tim was also joined by representatives from his sponsors - Belle Construction and KG Roofing.
Tim said, “I’m sure that we can achieve the £4,000 mark, so that the hospices get a couple of grand each. So I have entered the Eddystone Challenge on July 7th and will race my kayak 28 miles around the Plymouth lighthouse”.
Sue Leighton, Major Events Fundraiser for Weldmar, said, “Tim is a sports enthusiast who likes a difficult challenge and this was the most exhausting thing he has ever undertaken. His support for Weldmar and Julia’s House is greatly appreciated and we wish him every success with his next challenge in Plymouth”.
Tim has also promised to bring the Olympic Torch into Joseph Weld Hospice, as he is one of the official Torch Bearers - running through Dorchester on Thursday 12th July 2012.
The photograph shows, from left to right:
Tim Ellis, ‘Enduroman’ Eddie Ette, Martin Rutland and Keith Good (of KG Roofing), Sue Leighton (Weldmar), Dean Batchelor (of Belle Construction) and Nikki Judd (Julia’s House).