Monday, 22 October 2012

Talking for funds

The terrific sum of £393.65 was donated by Thornton U3A after a talk by Steve Cushing.
Steve is a supporter of the Happy House, and he talked to U3A about his experiences running the Marathon des Sables, described as "the toughest foot race on earth".
Steve raised money for the Happy House when he ran this 150 mile event in the Sahara Desert and has subsequently raised thousands of pounds giving talks about it and also about his Antarctic Marathon, a few hundred miles from the South Pole, when he became the 9th person in the world ever to run a marathon inside the Antarctic Circle.
Steve, who with his wife, Cherith, sponsors our baby Esther, commented after his latest talk: " I was thrilled that Thornton U3A were so generous, as I know the difference this money can make. I was, however, also sad as after regular talks to U3A, Probus, WI, 3L, Rotary and other similar groups my diary is now empty and the opportunities to raise much needed funds has dried up."
Steve would be more than happy to give talks to any organisations, and as well as voluntary groups, his talk about the Antarctic Marathon is also
suitable for companies looking for inspirational talks for their employees or at conferences. Although preferring talks in the Lancashire area, Steve would be happy to consider travelling further, particularly if he can combine the visit with his other passions of wildlife and landscape photography, and supporting Blackpool FC.
If you belong to any organisations that would like to hear Steve's talks, or know of any such groups, please email Steve directly at