David Completes 100km Walk For Hearing Dogs For Deaf People
Our financial controller David Bright swopped his calculator for walking boots and a rucksack when he completed a 100km walk over the August bank holiday.
He took part in the South Coast Challenge, walking from Eastbourne to Brighton on the Saturday, then Brighton to Arundel on the Sunday, raising a magnificent £1,200.
Dave said: “It was basically two and a half marathons in total with a few cliff climbs thrown in.”
Dave trained hard for more than a year for his hike, completing more than 30 long distance walks in the lead-up – even when on holiday in Cornwall.
A jubilant Dave said afterwards: “The biggest challenge was attempting this twice in two days but I was determined to cross that finishing line.
“I enjoy walking and wanted to set myself a real challenge. This 100km hike over two days on August bank holiday was the perfect test.
Dave said he chose to support the charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People because he works for a hearing company.
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a world leader in training dogs to alert deaf recipients to important sounds and danger signals.
They help provide life-changing levels of independence, confidence and companionship. The dogs also help reduce the feelings of isolation and loneliness that deafness can bring.