Two tradesmen, Charli Barber and Jamie Gurney have recently signed up to complete a charity run to raise money for the Band of Builders.
They will be taking on the 8k Toughest OCR in Milton Keynes on the 12th August. The course isn’t your standard race though. Instead, it incorporates forty different obstacles including a ‘mudland’, trampoline jump and rope crossing. This run will not be easy for the tradesmen either as neither of them have any running experience.
They are completing the race to raise money for the Band of Builders. This group was set up by tradesman Addam Smith who brought together tradesmen from across the UK when he discovered his friend and colleague Keith Ellick had terminal cancer. He appealed to the public and this inspirational group completely renovated Keith’s house. That wasn’t the end either, they also launched the ‘Give Keith A Lift’ campaign to raise £100,000 to buy the family their home – and peace of mind.
Now, the Band of Builders are helping more and more people and are currently liaising with children’s charity Simon’s Heroes to renovate a sensory garden at a Lichfield School. This will help a massive 110 children at the school who are suffering from different learning difficulties.
Jamie described: “we chose this charity because we are both tradesmen and the story of how Band of Builders came to be, and what they have achieved, has touched us on a personal level because one day we know we could be the ones in need of their help.”
Overall, they hope to raise five hundred pounds for the Band of Builders from this run. However, they need a little help to get there.
So what do you think? Could you help these tradesmen raise money for the Band of Builders? Then head over to their go fund me page now to donate.