Chief executive of Shooting Star Chase takes on triple challenge for charity

First published in Richmond and Twickenham Times: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A chief executive swapped his suit for his sports kit when he completed a trio of challenges in a week to raise money for sick children.

David Burland, chief executive of Shooting Star Chase, got up at 4am to complete the 13-mile Sunrise Walk through some of the capital’s royal parks before he abseiled 541ft down the Broadgate Tower in London’s financial district.

The challenges were completed when he ran the Turks Head 10km through Teddington along the Thames towpath on Sunday, June 8.

Mr Burland said: "The abseil was the most nerve-racking of course, but not as intimidating as I thought it might be because it was so well-planned.

"I feel privileged to regularly see the fantastic work our care team do in caring for families who have a child with a life-limiting condition.

"When you see it first hand, it’s hard to not feel compelled to do something over and beyond the day job.

"When I signed up for each challenge I didn’t really take on board they were all in a week until it was too late, which is probably a good thing as I may have spread them out a bit."

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