On the 7th September, William Edwards and Steve Caldwell will set off on the 100km Thames Path Challenge, in memory of Will's cousin Faye Holden, who sadly lost her life to Epilepsy in 2016, at the age of 25, just months after giving birth to her son Austin.
Faye had suffered with Epilepsy since the age of 6 years old and had been a regular visitor to the Wessex Neurological Centre, and was always thankful for the treatment she received there, making this challenge particularly important to Will and his family.
Faye herself was no stranger to fundraising for Smile4Wessex, and in September 2014 took on a 39.3 mile cycling challenge, covering the route of the Bournemouth Marathon. After Faye passed away, Will joined Faye's brother Oli, along with friends and family members to undertake the 2016 Bournemouth Half Marathon in her memory.
"Having lived in London for a few years now, and knowing the Thames path quite well, walking/jogging the 100km in one-day from Putney to Henley seemed like a good challenge for me to take on, and an opportunity to raise some money for a very worthy cause. My girlfriend's Dad, Steve, was quick to volunteer to keep me company and take it on with me".
The Thames Path Challenge 100km route heads from Putney Bridge, past Hampton Court and then on past wonderful scenery that's steeped in history, all the way to Henley. Will and Steve will set off at dawn and hope to finish around midnight.
To support Will and Steve, please click HERE
If you would like to take part, please visit the Ultra Challenge website HERE