Businessman Rob Northfield recently took his last step in his Staircase Challenge and raised over £7,000 for Martin House Hospice Care for Children and Young People.
Following a summer of intensive training, 63-year-old Rob took on 18,000 steps by the Valley Gardens’ Sun Pavilion.
Having supported Martin House for a number of years, Rob’s desire to make a difference to children and young people across the region was a great motivation as he prepared to take on one of the greatest physical challenges of his life.
Rob completed the challenge short of his five-hour target, taking his last few steps shortly before 2pm.
He was supported on the day by Martin House staff, Marty Bear and sponsors CNG, Aurora Computers, and Valeos.
The amount raised could provide over 70 hours of practical and emotional support from Martin House’s community team, offering families’ help in their homes.
Brenda Peel, Martin House Corporate Fundraiser, said: “What an amazing precedent Rob has set for us all.
“By taking on this huge personal challenge he has shown that with a little initiative and determination absolutely anyone can push themselves to raise a life-changing amount of money for our families.
“We offer Rob and his many supporters our heartfelt thanks and look forward to seeing what challenge he’ll set himself next.”