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Challenge Q&A with our "Bearded Adventurer"!
Published date: 05 May 2017
YES! It’s “Feel Good Friday” and time to feature another of our amazing challengers! This time we thought we would do it Q&A Style………
This week’s focus is on the Amazing Mr. Rigley, mountain climber and mud run challenger extraordinaire!
Q: Tell us about Trevor Rigley in 10 words!
A: Bearded adventurer with an outrageous fear of heights and spiders.
Q: What inspired you to support Zoë’s Place?
A: I got a call one afternoon from Muna asking me if I wanted to take part in something epic. A few days later I visited the hospice. It humbled me, it was a place of hope for those families who needed it the most. I felt blessed that I wasn't in that position but decided I must do what I could to help.
Q: What events have you taken part in for Zoë’s Place?
A: The epic climb of Kilimanjaro in October 2016
Q: What was the hardest thing about taking on a challenge event?
A: Balancing Work, training, preparation and fundraising. Don't leave things till the last minute.
Q: What was the best thing about taking on a challenge event?
A: Meeting a wonderful bunch of people from all walks of life, sharing the amazing adventure and knowing you'll be friends for a very long time.
Q: What are your top tips for taking on a challenge event?
A: Just say YES... immediately. Once the decision was made, the rest was easy. You are always capable of more than you know but taking the plunge is the first step.
Q: What is your favourite picture as part of #TeamZoes and why?
A: There are so many funny and special moments, but for me it's this.
Trev's morning selfies with the team quickly became a thing. This is the first, from the bottom of Kilimanjaro, all full of excitement and laughter. A happy start to a great adventure with the whole team.
Q: What’s next for Trevor?
A: I've discovered a taste for fundraising and mountains. So I'm climbing Snowdon at sunrise in 3 weeks, and fundraising by running Mudnificent Seven in August for #TeamZoe's and toying with the idea of a trip to Everest base camp to raise more much needed funds for this wonderful charity.
Why not start your #TeamZoe’s journey and join us at the Mudnificent Seven? We have 60 people taking part so far (including Trevor!), but we want more! So if you want to be part of an amazing event, being supported by an amazing charity, sign up today! The places are free, all you need to do is raise just £100 in sponsorship.
Go On, challenge yourself and make a difference. Without people like you, our hospice simply wouldn’t exist.
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