Endurance test fanatic and Bardon Group head honcho, Nigel Toplis, recently added to his commendable work on behalf of the charity WellChild, raising £7,000 by cycling the 540km from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Angkor Wat (Cambodia).
Tearing through temperatures of 90 degrees at 90% humidity, Nigel cycled up to 100k per day, encountering many difficulties including a monsoon thunderstorm. As one member of a ten-strong team, Nigel reflected, “I’ve taken part in endurance challenges before, but this trek was really tough. Even though we’d all trained beforehand, nothing could prepare you for some of the challenges we faced. However, this was an adventure that I’d made a decision to take part in.
“The children and families supported by WellChild are facing huge challenges every day. Their courage and resilience is truly inspiring, and I’d like to thank every one of my sponsors for their kind donations.” Astoundingly, Nigel’s previous endurance challenges have raised more than £50,000 – including a bike ride across Cuba, a climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro and treks through the Sahara and Sumatran jungle.
WellChild helps seriously ill children and their families throughout the UK as they deal with the consequences of complex conditions and exceptional health needs. Many of these children spend months or years in hospital because there is no support enabling them to leave. WellChild’s vision is to give them the best chance to thrive at home with their families.
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