Congratulations to the awesome Billy Monger, who’s completed an incredible 140 mile triathlon in aid of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day on 19 March 2021.
Billy underwent a double leg amputation, following a racing accident in 2017 and was awarded the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Helen Rollason Award for outstanding achievement in the face of adversity in 2018.
The Comic Relief challenge included an 18 mile walk from the Millennium Bridge in Gateshead to Durham Castle, before kayaking six-and-a-half miles across Ullswater Lake in the Lake District. He then undertook a 65 mile cycle ride from Birmingham to Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, before completing the final stage at Brands Hatch.
If you’d like to show your support to former student ‘Billy Whizz’, you can make donations (up until 1 May 2021) by texting ‘BILLY’ to the numbers below:
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The money raised by Red Nose Day on Friday 19 March, will be used to support people in the UK and around the world, and help tackle hunger, homelessness, abuse and mental health stigma.
In the words of Comic Relief, “It has never felt more important to raise smiles and money for those who are struggling …. given the devastating impact of COVID-19 on so many.”