2024 Official Extreme Challenge Launch for Ben Moorhouse

Ben Moorhouse Announces 2024 Extreme Challenge Events 

On Saturday 18th November at 8pm Ben officially announced what he will be taking on in 2024!

Watch the full 2024 Official launch video below

Ben Moorhouse Statement

Originally in 2024 I was going to take a step back from extreme challenges for my mental and physical health. I have been doing extreme challenges since 2015 and year after year putting a huge amount of trauma on myself physically with the magnitude of the events. We decided Gaynor would take on her own event over a few days and I would support. Unfortunately Gaynor broke her ankle on the last day of our holiday in Rhodes and now faces months of recovery so our plans for 2024 had to change.

I made the decision that I would put my trainers back on in 2024 and take on Gaynor’s original event in July – but I will be doing this the only way I know how – nonstop and with no sleep! For Kallipateira , Alex and the team in Manchester and for The Kallipateira Moorhouse Foundation I decided I would take on a second extreme challenge event in August.

On July 13th, 2024, I will walk 110 Miles nonstop from Wainhouse Tower in Halifax to Blackpool- then to Saint Marys Hospital in Manchester – the home of Alex Heazell and his team at the Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre and the Tommy’s Rainbow Clinic. This will be one night of no sleep and I will finish on Sunday July 14th.

Then in August I will be heading back to my second home to the Greek Island Of Rhodes.

On August 17th during the height of summer I will take on the islands famous Tsambika Monastery on the East Coast.

There are a total of 300 steps from the bottom of the road to the top of Tsambika Monastery and is perched at an altitude of 240 metres.

I will be taking this on a total of 100 times in one day !

Tsambika Monastery is a very special and holy place on the island . Legend is that persons who hope to become parents and be blessed with a child pray to the Virgin Mary . Many parents go pray who have also experienced the death of a baby and to be blessed with another child.

In August 2019 we visited Tsambika Monastery and prayed to the Virgin Mary in hope to be blessed with another baby – a brother or sister for Kallipateira . Later that year we conceived and with the love and specialist care from Alex Heazell and his team we were blessed with our son Apollon Alexandros who is now 3 years old.

We are proud that Dignity Funeral Directors are the official headline sponsor of both of my 2024 events.

Stuart Cox, Head of Public Affairs at Dignity, said:

“As a socially responsible business Dignity is delighted to continue our support for the Kallipateira Moorhouse Foundation.

“After Ben initially approached us, we could immediately see the value of the work the Foundation does and his inspiring enthusiasm for fundraising. We all wish him the best of luck with his latest challenge.”

All funds raised from both events will go to Alex Heazell and his team at the Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre and Rainbow Clinic in Manchester to help save babies lives.

Professor Alexander Heazell, Director of the Tommy’s Stillbirth Research Centre said: “We are delighted that Ben is completing two amazing challenges for our stillbirth research next year.
“The KM foundation has funded studies that have explored parents’ needs for support in pregnancy after loss and to better detect problems after reduced fetal movements.
“We are so grateful for their support to fund stillbirth research that improves care for parents.”

To help Ben reach his £10,000 target for both events please visit

https://www.justgiving.com/page/kmf2024

 

 

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