Paul Staley, PRS Director at SDL Group has completed a gruelling 560km challenge, ‘Tower to Tower’, raising £60,000 for children’s hospice The Donna Louise.
In a group of 12 people taking part in the challenge, Paul set off from the Eiffel Tower on 28th May at 5am, cycling through France for 15 hours to the port of Le Havre, before rowing for 36 hours across The Channel to England. The sleep deprived fundraisers then started their final leg, a 100km trek from Brighton Marina to the Tower of London, where they completed the challenge at around 6pm on Thursday 31st May.
Organisers at The Donna Louise branded this as ‘the toughest and most gruelling challenge yet’ and collectively the Tower to Tower team have raised over £240,000, double their initial target. Paul said, “It is by far the hardest thing I have ever done, much harder than I ever thought it would be and it is something I will never forget.”
“I can speak for the team and say that we are so overwhelmed by the support we have received from everyone and we are stunned and proud to have smashed our fundraising target.”