ANDREW BARNES-WEBB, an IT specialist based in London, has begun to raise money for the HCET by competing in marathons and endurance events.
His first challenge was the Ironman South Africa triathlon held in Nelson Mandela Bay on Sunday 6 April 2013. More than 2 000 athletes undertook a sea swim of 3,8 kilometres, followed by a 180-kilometre cycle ride and a marathon of 42,2 kilometres. The cut-off time was 17 hours. Andrew completed the event in just under 12 hours. His next challenge was the Edinburgh Marathon on 26 May 2013.
Competing on behalf of a charity is a growing global trend. Andrew has made the HCET, and specifically its Camp for Traumatised Children, his charity for sponsorships from friends and family. The Camp for Traumatised Children is a three-day retreat where children affected by parental alcohol abuse attend therapy sessions and are provided with the psychological tools they need to empower themselves and improve their lives.
Andrew, aged 38, is the son of HCET administrator Clare Barnes-Webb, and grew up on a farm in the Hantam district.
In collaboration with the Canon Collins Trust in the United Kingdom, Andrew has created a fundraising page at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AndrewBarnes-Webb. Click this link to donate, or to get the latest news about his fundraising campaign.
UPDATE: Andrew’s next race on behalf of the HCET is the Iron Man in Pembrokeshire, Wales, on 8 September 2013.