Fundraising trio need your help with a long haul
Three school friends are appealing for help to turn a
fundraising dream into a reality.
Cymon Williams, James Kent and Steven Bond, who were in the same
year at The Westlands, want to take part in a series of sporting
challenges to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
The Sittingbourne mates are aiming to play three different Kent
golf courses in one day, complete the London to Brighton bike ride
and swim the length of the English Channel between them at the
town’s Swallows leisure centre.
Another possibility they are looking into is the Total Warrior
army-style assault course.
The idea originated from a charity football tournament held for
the past six years in memory of two of James’ grandparents who lost
fights with cancer.
Looking to do something bigger, each of the lads added something
Hopes of swimming the Channel were blown out of the water when
the cost of hiring a pilot to sail alongside them for safety
rocketed to £2,000.
The trio need equipment to make it all possible and have written
to companies asking for funding in return for them advertising
their product during their training.
So far, Callaway Golf has donated clothing, Titleist Golf sent
some balls and Sittingbourne firm CAT Automotive, where James
works, has agreed to supply accessories for the cycling event.
They are struggling to find a company to make a big enough
donation for road bikes.
Cymon, 22, of Burley Road, Sittingbourne, said: “It’s a
challenge. We have all come from not being the fittest of guys to
training five days a week, so we will be a lot fitter and healthier
and hopefully raise a lot of money so it’s a win-win.
“We started our training two months ago and it was the first
time I have been in the pool in two years, pretty much the same
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