Fundraiser's gruelling challenge in aid of cousin
A MAN has tackled 15 obstacles over an 11 kilometre course, in a bid to raise money for a young relative with cerebral palsy.
Carl Bradley, originally from Swansea but now living in Neath, took part in a Survival of the Fittest challenge in Cardiff Bay, to raise money for equipment needed for his two-year-old cousin, Jasmine Zaine.
Mr Bradley, who featured in the Evening Post last year for taking part in a triple challenge, said: "The event was brilliant, but one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life.
"But it was absolutely brilliant, really enjoyable even though it was exhausting at the end of it."
The course saw Mr Bradley, aged 39, having to tackle 15 different obstacles over a distance of 11 kilometres around Cardiff.
"Probably the most memorable was the 14 foot wall at the end of it that we had to climb," he said.
"Before that, we'd gone right around the centre of Cardiff and up the steps at the Millennium Stadium."
Mr Bradley said that a fundraising page had been set up through the Children of Hope charity, and so far £200 had been raised through sponsorship.
"We're looking to smash our £1,000 target," he added.Mr Bradley has also collected funds for Harry Kieft and collects signed memorabilia, which he then donates to various charities through South Wales, via his own site, Elite Charity Signings Wales.
"This isn't about me, it's about if someone out there who needs help, and someone can do something to help, then they should do it.
"If I can do something for anyone, for my baby cousin to have a better life, then I will."The family needs to raise £1,000 for sensory equipment to make Jasmine's life easier, but say she may also have to have an operation overseas — which means they will need to raise more funds again.
If this is the case, Mr Bradley says he hopes to take part in a series of physical events next year.