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Meet Rich, our Challenge Events Super Hero!
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Meet Rich, our Challenge Events Super Hero!

Published date: 24 March 2017

Meet Rich, our Challenge Events Super Hero!

We are so lucky here at Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice with so many supporters taking on crazy challenges to fundraise for us.  We have people who take on running events, Tandem Skydives, Treks, Cycle challenges, Mud Runs and all manner of wild events!

However, some people just take it to another level and we are looking to feature some of our everyday action hero’s over the forthcoming months.

Today we start off with Richard Clarke.  Richard has taken on a plethora of events during the last 6 months and tomorrow he is joining #TeamZoë’s yet again, this time to take on the infamous REAPER OCR.  Richard has taken on a 10K, a full marathon and the recent Coventry Half Marathon dressed as Spiderman no less!  His four year old daughter, Grace Louise, is also following in her Super Dad’s footsteps as they both ran the “Muddy Furlong Christmas Cracker” together in December.

I asked Richard what inspired him to be such a massive supporter of Zoë’s Place.  Richard kindly sent in his reply……

I first got into fund raising for Zoë’s Place when I took part in the first Grin and Bear It Obstacle challenge. Seeing how many people turned out and took part to support Zoë’s Place gave me a sense of achievement and gratitude knowing that the money I raised goes to a good cause and a hardworking charity.

It wasn’t until 2016 when I got more involved in taking part in challenges as part of Team Zoë’s. Which started with the Coventry Half Marathon and finished with the Muddy Furlong Christmas Cracker during 2016 I took part in 4 events all as part of Team Zoë’s. One of the events was also a personal achievement for myself as I completed my first marathon which was a massive for me as I thought I would never be able to do that.

 As well as my personal achievements there was also a very proud moment for myself as my 4-year-old daughter took part in the Muddy Furlong Christmas cracker for Zoë’s Place It was a very cold morning and hard for her but she managed to complete the obstacle course and get a medal which every time she sees she says it’s the medal she got for raising money for poorly children and she is very proud of what she has done.

Knowing that Zoë’s Place relies on charity funding and work that is what inspires me to go out and try to raise as much money as I can for Zoë’s Place also when my family tell me how proud they are of me 

As long as I can take part in challenges I will continue to be part of Team Zoë’s and try and raise as much money as possible for this wonderful hardworking charity.

We are incredibly grateful to Richard for his continuous support and we hope that his Super Hero Antics will inspire some of our readers!  Just check out our events page and find something you can do!

Next week we will learn all about the veteran cyclist Mick Ives, who at the ripe age of 77, will be taking on the Italian equivalent to the Tour de France – The Giro d’Italia!  

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Karen maguire

Richard is my son-in-law and I just want to say how very proud of him we all are......he pushes himself and when he completed his 1st full marathon I cried because I knew what it meant to him,we was at the finish line to see the smile on his face,keep doing what ya do rich we are so proud of all ya do for zoe's place and so should you be bab......well done love kazzie xxx

24 March 2017 23:19
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