A RUNNER will be racing to the finish line in not one but two fundraising feats this year.
William Bevis will be taking part in two different running challenges to raise money for the Me2Club, a Woodley-based charity supporting children and young people with additional needs and disabilities.
He has chosen to support the Me2Club to show the importance of ensuring children with disabilities are still able to experience everyday activities.
The first challenge William will run is the 100km (62 mile) Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones which will start in Lewknor and finish in Avebury.
Following The Ridgeway, the oldest path in the country, William aims to complete the route on Saturday, July 10.
William will also be taking part in the virtual London marathon, being held on Sunday, October 3, where he will be joined by 50,000 other participants to run 26.2 miles wherever they are in the world.
After a few weeks off training in December, William gained motivation in the New Year to get moving again and now aims to run a distance of 50-60km each week.
William said: “I usually train around four to five times a week making the runs longer and working at a higher intensity each time.
“I’ve still got a lot of work to do but I’m really excited to take on the challenge and raising money for the Me2Club charity has given me that drive to get to the end.”
Setting himself a fundraising goal of £1,000, William is hoping that with the support of the community he will be able to reach that target by October.
He added: “It’s a great opportunity to support this charity and the work they do for children and I hope by doing this challenge it will encourage more people to help them too.”
Shaun Polley, chief executive officer for the Me2Club, said: “It’s really clear that Will is as passionate as us about making sure that children and teenagers with additional needs have the same opportunities as their peers.
“We’re really grateful for Will’s support in helping us raise vital funds that will enable us to recruit and train high quality, passionate volunteers who will help make sure all children can take part in mainstream leisure activities.”
To support William’s fundraising efforts log on to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/william-bevis1