Help for Heroes

A former Ellesmere College student has succeeded in his challenge to raise £30,000 for Help for Heroes. Ex-Royal Marine Stephen Bannister set himself the fundraising challenge when he turned 30 and pledged to enter 30 endurance events over the following 12 months. The events included a series of half marathons, marathons, mud runs and even an Ironman triathlon in Sweden. The challenge was achieved with the completion of the Manchester Half Marathon last October. Stephen’s aim for this year is to go one better and raise £40,000 for Help for Heroes through his athletic exploits.

Stephen said, “I was very proud to present the final cheque for £35,540.11 to Help for Heroes on Wednesday 20 Novembe.r My funds will go towards the Help for Heroes Very Seriously Injured (VSI) programme.”

Ellesmere College head Brendan Wignall said, “This is an amazing feat and everyone at the college would like to congratulate Stephen and all those who have supported his campaign on such a marvellous achievement.”

Read about Stephen’s endeavours at justgiving.com/fundraising/steve-bannister3.

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