Learning Disabled Pupil to Take Part in the London2Brighton Challenge

A young man with special educational needs is taking part in one of the most gruelling and intense sponsored charity events ever devised.

Alex, 22, is a pupil at the Brighton and Seaford based learning disability organisation, St. John’s School and CollegeSt Johns. He has chosen to take on the London2Brighton Challenge organised by Action Challenge who run the Ultra Challenge, a series of 5 sponsored events that take place throughout the year.

The London2Brighton, part of the Ultra Challenge, is a 100km (62.2 miles) on foot charity event described as ‘the UK’s greatest endurance challenge.’ It takes place over 2 days on 27th and 28th May 2017. Alex is hoping to raise and exceed his £395 fundraising target for St. John’s School and College. It will also act as an opportunity to raise vital awareness for disability issues and young people.

His place in the walk was generously sponsored by Calacus, a London based sports PR agency. Managing Director, David Alexander said, “Calacus believes passionately in the power of sport to change lives. We are proud to support Alex with his challenge and believe his determination to complete this endurance event underline the fantastic opportunities sport can provide to the lives of young people.”

Alex, who graduates from St. John’s in July 2017, said, “As a way of saying thank you for all of the support, helping me to progress through life and to achieve great things in life, I want to do this challenge to prove to a lot of people that anyone at St. John’s with a disability can achieve anything if they’re willing to try.”

He hopes lots of people will get behind his hard work training, fundraising and raising awareness by donating and sharing his Just Giving page:


Good Luck Alex from the team at Giving Times!