20hr rollercoaster charity challenge

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A FEARLESS man completed 20 hours of an epic two-day rollercoaster ride challenge for charity at the weekend.

Darren Brettell, 31, of Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire managed 140 laps while riding the Millennium Rollercoaster at Fantasy Island, Ingoldmells on Saturday and Sunday.

Darren said: “I decided to do the challenge because my mum passed away a few years ago and I enjoy riding rollercoasters and visiting Fantasy Island so I thought it was a brilliant way to combine the two.”

A total of £365 was raised from Darren’s amazing courage which will donated to the charity, Cancer Research UK shortly.

Darren added: “I want to say a big thank you to Fantasy Island for all their support and helping me organise the event.”

A certificate was presented to Darren by Fantasy Island, once he had managed his 20 hours even though he originally intended to complete 24 hours over two days.

“I started to feel dizzy after a while and I managed to complete 20 hours of my target,” said Darren.

A spokesperson for Fantasy Island, said: “We are pleased that we could help Darren in his charity event and would like to congratulate him for his efforts and success.

“Cancer Research is an extremely worthy cause and we would like to contribute to bring his total funds raised to £500.”

Darren added: “Thanks so much for the contribution. I am so grateful for the support from Fantasy Island.

“In the future I will maybe ride a wooden rollercoaster, that would be a bit different something to think about for next year.

“I think if someone wanted to do a challenge they should ring up and arrange it. But I think they should have a few practice goes beforehand and organise the full challenge from there.”

l Are you planning a challenge for charity? Then Let us know. Email amy.gallivan@jpress.co.uk