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Help Dynamic Duo on their 96 miles West Highland Challenge!

08.09.2014
Paul Goss, raising money for Cancer Research UK

Paul Goss, raising money for Cancer Research UK

Paul Goss an Estates Officer from our Kettering campus is taking on a 96 mile trek in just 7 days across the West Highland Walkway that will culminate in the ascent to Ben Nevis to raise money for Cancer Research with his best friend, Denis Hill from Hitchin.

Paul will take on the challenge from Saturday 13th September, which will see the dynamic duo take on a number of sponsored tasks throughout the week including walking a full day in a morph suit, dressed as Elvis, as a pantomime horse and a skinny dip in Lock Lomond!

As well as taking donations, the pair are asking people to guess the time in which they complete the walk for a chance to win one of many prizes that have been donated by local businesses including Local MP Phillip Hollobone, Odeon Kettering, Connect FM, Wicksteed Park, Beautifully Relaxed Salon, Kafe Bloc and Sharps Barbers.

The people selecting the time closest to the finish time all get pick of the prize list.

  • Bottle of Whisky from the House of Commons.
  • Paintball day for two.
  • Sledging for four at Snowdome MK
  • Signed landscape photo from Famous photographer James Appleton
  • x8 fantastic quality photo albums
  • Collection of paperbacks from WHSmith Kettering
  • Family pass for Fantasy Island Skegness.
  • Goodie Box from Weetabix.
  • Bottles of Wine.
  • Meal at the Harvester.
  • Night at Holiday Inn Express

To show your support and help Paul and Denis reach their sponsorship target please visit www.justgiving.com/paul-goss

And to take part in the competition please visit https://www.facebook.com/walkingthewesthighlandwahaaay

Paul Said:

“Denis and I have spent many years running together completing Marathons and extreme events, too many to count. Age and injuries pretty much stopped us in our tracks but now it’s time for one more challenge. One more adventure to get us outdoors, fit and raising funds again for a charity close to our hearts.

We hope that by getting off our backsides and walking the West Highland Way, followed by a blister covered, thigh chaffed, leg cramped ascent of the mighty Ben Nevis, we may raise some valuable funds for an amazing charity.”

Denis added:

“After a gap of some 20 years, the spirit of adventure which brought Paul and I together in such challenges as the infamous Tough Guy races and the classic Lairig Ghru mountain marathon in Scotland, has been reformed.

Aiming to raise money for Cancer Research following my brush with the illness, we are returning with our old spirit, still burning bright!”

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