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2019 NSPCC Gherkin Challenge

You need a head for heights!

The Gherkin Building

The 2019 NSPCC Gherkin Challenge

On Sunday I enjoyed managing the NSPCC Soft Tissue team for my 7th Gherkin Challenge and as you can see from the photo you need a steady head for heights to work on the 40th floor of the exclusive Gherkin building in London.

My team of 11 fantastic therapists treated just under 200 fundraisers who have run, walked or pulled themselves up the stair bannister of the 1030 steps of the Gherkin building to raise much needed funds for this wonderful charity.

It is always a fun event and the sports massages received at the top of the building were very welcome and much appreciated, followed by a nice glass of champagne.

This year I enjoyed recruiting & managing the NSPCC Soft Tissue teams for the London marathon and Gherkin Challenge for the 7th consecutive year and I am already looking forward to next years events.

 

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Supporting Kiboi Primary School, Kenya

Next shipment ready to go!

Together with Jonah Chesum at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Proudly wearing Oxford City FC kit for both pupils and teachers.

Putting the kit and footballs to good use!

I am very fortunate to be able to support the children of Kiboi Primary school, Kenya with another donation of sports equipment.

My link with the school came via a friendship I made with Kenyan athlete Jonah Chesum during my time working as part of the medical team at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Since 2012 I have provided football kit for the boys and girls (shown in the photo), sports equipment including balls, bibs and cones but today's package is one of fun equipment including frisbees, balls and skipping ropes to allow the children some much needed fun time playing outdoors!

 

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NSPCC Support

NSPCC Support

I am an avid supporter of ChildLine and the NSPCC and have run three marathons, the Great South Run and a 'HellRunner' in aid of ChildLine.

I am also the NSPCC Sports Massage Team Manager for their large events including the London marathon where my role is to recruit and manage and large team of therapists at the NSPCC Post Marathon Reception.

Childline supporter Chris Chesterman
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