|Chiswick Dentist Takes On Toughest Footraces on Earth For Charity|
Smilecare’s Dave Mantle will run equivalent of six marathons over six days
Often described as one of the 'toughest footraces on earth', Chiswick Dentist Dave Mantle will be taking part in Marathon Des Sables next month.
He told ChiswickW4.com, "I will be running the equivalent six marathons over six days, carrying all my own kit including food water, sleeping bag, venom pump and distress flare!
"Temperatures are likely to be around 45-50 degrees which will make 'running' particularly challenging. I shall be hoping to raise money for The Shooting Stars Childrens Hospice."
The Hospice is a very special place - a home from home for families who find themselves in truly unimaginable circumstances. The hospice provides essential care and support for children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families, free of charge, 365 days a year.
Through the provision of respite, palliative and specialist end of life care, whether in the hospice or in the family's own home, we strive to ensure that quality of life is enhanced for the whole family throughout the course of a child's illness and beyond.
"So all I ask is that if you can spare a few bob, your donations would be greatly appreciated."
Donations can be made directly at Smilecare dental clinic, 111 Chiswick High Road, or at www.justgiving.com/mantlesmarathondessables.
February 27, 2009