Chair of Trustees takes on his own “Office Desk to 5K Challenge” for Alice House

The Chair of Trustees at Alice House Hospice is putting his best foot forward in 2019 as a way to mark a significant birthday.

The Chair of Trustees at Alice House Hospice is putting his best foot forward in 2019 as a way to mark a significant birthday.

Ray Priestman will celebrate his 60th birthday towards the end of this year and said, “As I am fast approaching old age and in my 60th year, I have decided to undertake a series of challenges before my 60th Birthday in October, to try and raise £5,000 for Alice House Hospice; a charity close to my heart and one I have been involved in for coming up 20 years.”

“The challenges I have selected will be spread over the year, some will be testing physically, some testing mentally, some will take me out of my comfort zone and some will be right in my comfort zone. I have tried to make the challenges varied and hopefully you will be able to laugh along with me as I undertake these tests.

“My aim is to update this page with pictures as I complete each challenge and I hope you will join me on my journey and support me by pledging a donation to Alice House Hospice to help me reach my target.”

Ray will be taking on the following challenges:

  • Boxing Day Dip
  • Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge
  • Sleeping Rough for a Night
  • Zip Wire at Penrhyn Slate Quarry (Longest and Fastest In Europe)
  • Ride the Highest Roller Coaster in the UK (The Big One Blackpool)
  • Day Volunteering at Alice House Hospice
  • Skydive
  • Dance in the Tower Ballroom Blackpool
  • Drive a Racing Car around Silverstone Circuit
  • Barefoot Firewalk
  • Give up Alcohol for January
  • Great North Run 2019

If you would like to keep track of Ray’s progress, offer messages of support or make a donation to his fundraising you can visit Ray’s Office Desk to £5K Challenge 

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