A City of London Detective has decided to pull an oven, named Agatha, 150 miles to raise money for the Parachute Regiment Afghanistan Trust, a charity that is close to his heart.
Pete Digby, a former para trooper will start his Para Challenge at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas and will be running an average of 17 miles a day to reach the finish line at the Guildhall in London on Sunday 14th September 2014. Mr Digby’s friends Paul Milson and John Vergopoulos will be running alongside him acting as his brakemen.
Mr Digby said: "I'm seeking to focus attention on the sacrifices that the regiment has made in Afghanistan and to raise much-needed funds to help the wounded and bereaved families in their day-to-day lives.
"There are so many charity challenges that I wanted to do something different, and pulling a 250kg oven 150 miles in nine days is just that."
He added: "This has taken a dedicated team of eight people many months to plan and prepare for along with many hours of clocking up miles, having the odd injury (age and previous challenges are taking their toll) and also getting Agatha, the 250kg oven, ready."
Mr Digby hopes to raise £50,000 for the charity and donations can be made via his JustGiving page: www.justgiving.com/petesparachallenge.
Mr Digby has already completed London marathons while carrying a fridge and a washing machine.