The 100% Challenge involves one man, Tim Spain, taking part in 10 challenging events, each adding up to 100 – whether that is 100 metres, 100 kilometres or 100 miles – over the course of 2014 with the aim of raising vital funds to support the work of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).
Tim and three fellow volunteers have completed their 1009 mile bike ride from Lands End to John O’Groats - see photos here.
Other Challenges include:
- Running 100 marathon miles; including the London Marathon (Done!), the Great North Run and the Royal Parks Half Marathon
- Swimming 100 km over the course of the year
- 10,000 ft Parachute Jump with 9 volunteers
- 100m Abseil down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth
To help Tim through this gruelling year, he hopes to recruit 100 challenge volunteers made up of friends, family and strangers, to take part in the events. His brother Stephen will be joining Tim as they both hope to complete the London Marathon for the first time together.
The idea for the 100% Challenge came to Tim after his brother, Stephen was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a degenerative eye condition that causes sight loss and can lead to blindness. By March 2013, Stephen only had 10% of his sight remaining. The 10 challenges represent Stephen’s eyesight day and 100, according to RNIB, is the number of people who lose their eyesight each day in the UK.
“Taking on any kind of sporting challenge is a great way to support a cause close to your heart. Tim and his 100% Challenge Team have taken this to the next level and we would encourage anyone and everyone to join them on their amazing challenge.
RNIB’s work is totally dependent on donations and we’re incredibly grateful to Tim and his 100% Challenge Team for their support. I hope their success will inspire others to get involved in other RNIB sporting challenges and in turn, support blind and partially sighted people across the UK”
Laura Kirkwood, Challenge Events Manager at RNIB
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