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Scott Wrigley heads into the last event of his 20 for 20 challenge to raise money for the Children’s Bereavement Centre in Newark with his last event, the Carsington Water half-marathon fast approaching

A mammoth sporting effort to raise money for a Newark charity is almost at an end.

Scott Wrigley is staring down the barrel of his last challenge, the Carsington Water Half-marathon, which will take place on December 2.

The event will culminate in what has been a massive series of physically and mentally challenging feats to raise money for the Children's Bereavement Centre.

Scott Wrigley
Scott Wrigley

Wrigley set out to take on 20 mammoth challenges throughout 2023 and he is within a hair's breadth of finishing his epic fundraising journey.

Twenty challenges were chosen by Wrigley to reflect the fact that the charity was celebrating 20 years.

It also reflected roughly how long he has been into running.

The Newark-based business man has had to train regularly to keep fit for the challenges.

Some of the events Wrigley has completed include the Equinox 24-hour challenge at Belvoir Castle where he ran 100km, and The Wall 115k Ultramarathon event where he ran from Carlisle to Newcastle via Hadrian's Wall.

December’s event, a 21km race along a picturesque route will be a nice ending for Wrigley who has been pushing his body to the extreme for months.

"I have mixed emotions about this series of events to raise money for a cause close to my heart, ending," said Wrigley.

"It has been such a big part of my year.

"I've done some challenging events during my fundraising journey.

"I've been overwhelmed with the amount of support and the positive messages I have received.

"People tell me that I am an inspiration but all I feel I am doing is putting one foot in front of the other.

Scott Wrigley is in the home stretch.
Scott Wrigley is in the home stretch.

"Events 18 and 19 where I did back-to-back ultras, were probably some of the most challenging for me.

"I remember when I had to self-navigate through bleak weather conditions in the Peak District through 45-mile winds and torrential rain.

"I really hope that everyone who hasn't yet donated to my 20 for 20 fundraiser can dig deep and help us reach our target as I head into my last event."

Wrigley set a target of £20,000 and has so far raised more than £5,000 for the charity.

You can donate by clicking here.

Wrigley said he is passionate and driven about reaching his target.

He added that all donations are appreciated.

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