Scott is going to new heights for the Children's Bereavement Centre, with higher demand than ever

Last year, local businessman, Scott Wrigley of Wrigleprint, took on a year-long challenge of 20 gruelling running/cycling events to raise money for the Children’s Bereavement Centre, a local charity that helps children and young people cope with the grieving process brought on by the death or terminal illness diagnosis of someone close to them.

The Children’s Bereavement Centre are seeing a huge level of demand with 166 children and young people currently on the waitlist for bereavement support services. April 2024 has recorded double the number of referrals to the charity compared with last March, 2023. 

Scott hopes that with a new challenge he can reach his fundraising target of £20,000 so that the charity can continue to ensure that children and young people receive the right kind of help and guidance at one of the most devastating times of their lives.Scott has raised over £9,000 for the charity and hopes with this new event he can reach his target of £20,000 as he has seen the impact the charity makes for families in the local community. 

The challenge 

Scott aims to run 20 miles to Langar airfield from Newark, jump out of a plane at 14,000ft and run home again, 

Scott says,

"This is going to be a really tough one. Not only do I have to co-ordinate the run with the scheduled flight for the skydive, I have fuel properly and not let me legs seize up for the 20 mile run back to Newark. Those that know me are aware I do not like heights, so this is really pushing me out of my comfort zone. There’s lots of variables that can happen as well with this challenge, I am worried about the weather. If it’s too cloudy, windy or raining I can complete the 40 mile run but I won’t be able to do the skydive. I’m hoping that people support me with this challenge so I can get enough donations to reach my £20,000"

Skydive Langar are supporting him with his latest challenge, Gareth Thomas, Managing Director at Skydive Langar commented, 

"It's very humbling to see the number and range of people who skydive here at Langar to raise money for funds close to their hearts - and Scott's story goes even further! He's doing so much to raise money and we're looking forward to welcoming him to Skydive Langar and giving him a really fun skydive experience, and to meeting his many supporters who will be here cheering him on."

If you would like to read about Scott’s journey, visit his online fundraising page https://justgiving.com/fundraising/cbc20420

Scott is looking for local businesses to sponsor him and in return he will add the company logo to the back of his running shirt. Email [email protected]