Darren Porter, sales manager at Aristocrat Pet Supplies, has set himself what some would say is an almost impossible task – to complete 12 charity challenges in 12 months, starting from May.
He said: “It’s all about me helping others. I have put a lot of thought into the best way to go about this and have come up with what I believe to be the best way to raise much-needed funds for a variety of different charities.
“In order to raise as much money as possible, I have set myself a variety of challenges, some of which are totally out of my comfort zone such as a 62-mile bike ride. Some will see me enlist the help of friends in order to complete, such as Tough Mudder, which is a grueling 12-mile obstacle race designed by the British Special Forces.”
His first challenge will see him run 10km in the Manchester Great Run in May, in which he is fundraising for Claire House Children’s Hospice. His JustGiving page can be found www.justgiving.com/Darren-porter5