Supporters’ fundraising hits £19,000 after ‘Nuts Challenge’

1st October 2015

A team of 22 from Surrey took on one of the most challenging military style assault courses in the UK, The Nuts Challenge

Nuts challenge
The challenge, held on 5 September in Dorking, consisted of more than 100 obstacles set along a 7km course and raised an incredible £11,800, taking their fundraising total to nearly £19,000.

The team undertook the challenge to raise money in memory of eight-year-old Harry Williams, whose life was cruelly taken by meningitis in February this year. Harry left behind a devastated family including parents Ben and Alex and his two younger sisters, Jessica and Isabelle.

As part of their ongoing fundraising for Meningitis Now, Harry’s father, Ben took part in the ‘The Nuts Challenge’ alongside family and friends. 

“It was physically one of the toughest things I’ve ever taken part in, but we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience.”

“The team received so much support and I’d like to thank everyone that both took part and sponsored us. Their donations will help fund vital vaccine research and support for a future where no other families have to go through what we have.”

Ben Williams

The course, owned and run by ex-parachute regiment soldiers who take part in various challenges around the world, is designed to push individuals to their limits.  

All money raised will be donated will help fund the support services offered by Meningitis Now, as well as raising life-saving awareness and funding pioneering preventative research. Steve Dayman MBE launched the UK’s meningitis movement after losing his baby son Spencer to the disease in 1982. 

“The fundraising efforts by Ben and his team will make a real difference to the lives of so many in the UK who are affected by meningitis every year. Without this kind of support, Meningitis Now would not exist. I’d like to thank Ben and his family for all their support.”

Steve Dayman MBE