Anthony smashes time in sponsored ‘wheelchair walk’

Anthony Mitchell pictured with staff from Butlins caravan park. Photo by John Crossland.
Anthony Mitchell pictured with staff from Butlins caravan park. Photo by John Crossland.

A CHARITABLE man has managed to complete a major 10 mile ‘wheelchair walk’ challenge which will help raise funds for an organisation that helps people with varying disabilities.

Dedicated Anthony Mitchell travelled to Butlins from his home in Cardiff, in the hope of completing 11 laps, equating to 10 miles, of the caravan park opposite the resort.

Anthony managed to not only finish the course last Tuesday, but also smash his previous five-and-a-half hour time by 30 minutes, completing his second attempt at the challenge in five hours.

“It was brilliant and I really enjoyed all the support at the caravan site,” said Anthony

“The weather held and although it was a long old trek from my home and the challenge itself, it was really worth it and I’m thrilled to be supporting my charity once again,” he added.

All the funds raised will be going to Action Space, which is London’s leading visual arts organisation for people with learning disabilities and provides facilities for many people from across the country from all ages, cultural backgrounds and all types and levels of learning disability.

At present, funds are still coming in and Anthony couldn’t guess at how generous and supportive people have been but says people can still sponsor him and the charity via the text message number.

“I have no idea what I might have raised but I am so grateful for everyone’s support, I’ve even thought about doing the challenge again next year but might try and take on a few more laps but I will have to see,” explained Anthony.

As reported, Anthony has been involved with the charity for 37 years and he managed to generate around £145 last year at Butlins during the same challenge which he completed in five-and-a-half hours.

To donate send a text message with the word ARTS45 followed by either £2, £5 or £10 to 70070.