A hardy Sleaford man has raised more than £1,000 for the homeless after running 182 miles across a series of tough - and often muddy - fundraisers.
Jas Sandhu, 42, decided to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his company, Willson’s Group Services, by taking on 15 challenges in just over a year in support of the linked charities, the YMCA Lincolnshire and The Nomad Trust.
They included: the assault courses of the Rat Race Dirty Weekend (the world’s largest), Airfield Anarchy (also known as ‘Mudfest’), the JCB Mud Run, and Tough Mudder, the Nottingham and the Spires and Steeples marathons, and numerous half marathons and 10k races.
When asked about his motivation, he said: “No one should be homeless in these times. It is such a sad sight to see people sleeping rough, and I wanted to make a difference locally.
“I’m not a runner; the most I had run prior to this was the Lincoln 10K, so this was a real challenge to me.”
Jas added to his cash total by putting Nomad Trust collection boxes in three pubs in Sleaford. In all, some £1,274.62 was raised.
The Nomad Trust’s project manager Brenda Wilson said: “To receive such a large donation is fantastic – knowing the money was raised through one individual’s willingness to endure and achieve an ambitious, physical target for a good cause is really inspirational.”