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Volunteer Geoff Davies takes on the 2.6 challenge

Geoff Davies

Geoff Davies, who volunteers with our Forest of Dean group, felt inspired by the charismatic Captain Tom to take on his own 2.6 challenge on 26 April and has so far raised over £400 for Diabetes UK.  

Adapting to his circumstances and wanting to stay active while managing his diabetes during the current period of coronavirus lockdown, he took on the challenge of 'Climbing the Stairs' of his three-storey apartment block. He created a circuit loop; going up two flights, along a corridor and then back down to the starting point.

He completed the loop 26 tines, taking a total of 7,046 steps and scaling the equivalent of 455 feet, the same height as the Pyramid of Giza.

Geoff says ‘without doubt the hardest part, as the challenge progressed, was the second flight of stairs on each circuit. Although my legs were fine throughout the challenge, they were very stiff when I woke up the next day. For the next 24 hours I had to use the lift!’

If you would like to support Geoff, you can read his story and donate through his JustGiving page.

If you would like to get creative and raise funds for Diabetes UK, visit our fundraising page or email our fundraising team for more information.

You can find out more about eating well, staying active and managing your diabetes during the coronavirus pandemic. Our Helpline service 0345 123 2399 is open Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm or you can email the Helpline team.  

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