The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice launch Tower to Tower 2018

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The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice is set to launch its second Tower to Tower 2018 fundraiser, as part of their appeal to raise £1 million to provide more nursing care for ill children.

A team of 12 participants including Middlesbrough F.C. Manager Tony Pulis, former Stoke City F.C. Midfielder Rory Delap and former English squash player Angela Smith, will row, cycle and walk their way from the Eiffel Tower in Paris to London’s Tower Bridge.

Staffordshire University has been named as the education partner for the event.

What is Tower to Tower 2018?

The team will take on a gruelling 560-kilometre route that will take over four days to complete. This challenge has never been attempted before.

Setting off from the Eiffel Tower, the team will take to their saddles to cycle the 18-hour journey through the night to the port of Le Havre.

The team will then push through the hardest section of the journey, to take to the seas in a wooden rowing boat, tackling the blistering winter gales and rocky waves over the channel to Brighton.

After making it back to the UK, the intrepid travellers will embark on a 100-kilometre trek back to London, via muddy fields and busy roads over a 24-hour period.

The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice aims to use the challenge as an opportunity to raise awareness for the many young children and adults who face life-threatening conditions – including severe sleep deprivation, which requires round the clock care and support.

The strenuous and exhausting nature of the challenge, has been intended to show how difficult it can be to function physically, emotionally and psychologically on very little sleep.

The full team will gather at The Donna Louise, Trentham, from 1.30pm on Wednesday March 7, before their challenge begins the following day.

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