Fundraising

Norfolk Superheroes raise £900 with quadrathlon

A 58-mile sporting challenge proved to be no match for two Norfolk Superheroes who have raised £900 to support stroke patients.

Jack Pearce and Oliver Jurascheck took on the Norfolk Superhero Challenge to give something back to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s Stroke Unit.

The daring duo completed a one mile swim, four mile kayak, 48 mile cycle ride and finally an eight mile run across a beach.

Oliver wanted to raise money for the Stroke Unit to thank the team who looked after his father, who suffered a severe stroke three years ago.

On Friday, 28th September, Jack and Oliver presented the money to Jane Veall, Speech and Language Therapist, and Keri Smith, Occupational Therapist.

Oliver said: “They did an amazing job for my Dad so we thought we would do something to raise money for the ward.

“We are really happy to have raised £900 for the ward.”

The pair were able to complete the quadrathlon, held each June in Burnham Overy Staithe, thanks to sponsorship from Alfred G Pearce Ltd and Audi.

Jack and Oliver started off their challenge with a one mile swim from Gun Hill to the quay at Burnham Overy Staithe.

They then had to run across marshes with their kayaks to complete the four mile course through the creeks of Burnham Overy Staithe.

Jack and Oliver then grabbed their bikes to complete a 45-mile circular route, which took in South Creake, Syderstone, Dersingham, Sedgeford and Ringstead before heading back to Burnham Overy Staithe.

But the grueling challenge continued with an eight-mile run across the marshes before they finally crossed the finish line.

Jack said: “We normally do triathlons but this was double that distance with a kayak as well so it was quite tough but we were pleased to complete this.”

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Pictured, from left, are: Jane Veall, Jack Pearce, Oliver Jurascheck and Keri Smith

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