Bristol Rovers season ticket holder, Nik Weeks is about to embark on a momentous challenge which will test his physical and mental endurance as he prepares to run over a marathon a day, whilst working a full day’s shift as a harbourside police officer.
The harbourside police sergeant will be running 15 miles from his home in Coalpit Heath to his office at Portbury Docks, work a full shift and then run back home during the week starting Monday August 3rd to Friday August 7th, accumulating a mind-blowing 150 miles. Nik is putting himself through this inspiring challenge to raise money for Bristol Rovers Community Trust and for ‘TOFS’ which is charity supporting those born who are unable to swallow.
Nik (Aged 35) wanted to do something to “capture the imagination” and challenge himself in the hope of raising awareness and as much money as possible to support the work that ‘TOFS’ and Bristol Rovers Community Trust do.
Nik, said; “My good friends had a daughter born last summer named Halle who encountered a condition called TOF, (Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula) which is an underdeveloped oesophagus and resulted in Halle having to go through eleven operations in just ten months since her birth. I felt powerless and I did not know what I could do to help which is why I wanted to try and do something that is a little bit ‘out there’. I was in the gym I heard about the amazing work that the community trust does around our City and being a passionate ‘Gas Head’ I felt that it would be great to raise funds for another charity that I’m really proud of.”
Community Trust CEO, Adam Tutton, said; “Nik is about to embark on what can only be described as an awe-inspiring challenge and we cannot thank him enough for considering Bristol Rovers Community Trust as one of the charities that he will be representing. I know that our fans will join together to rally around Nik and offer him support by donating what they can, not only for the community trust but for ‘TOFS’ which is a superb organisation that helps new born babies with an abnormal oesophagus and offers vital support to parents.”
Nik is currently training hard to make sure that he is prepared for the challenge that starts in early August. Bristol Rovers Community Trust will be keeping everyone up to date with his progress as we build up to what the first leg of the journey on Monday August 3 rd.
To donate and support Nik, please visit the Just Giving page below.
You can also find more information about ‘TOFS’ by clicking on the link below.