Posted on: August 9, 2019

Brunel and Theo are back at it again!

They’re taking on the Superhero Tri on Saturday 17th August 2019

Here’s a message from Brunel:

Dear all,

I will again be joining and trying to keep up with my son Theo in his 2nd triathlon. I’m pleased to say that Theo has most definitely got the fundraising bug so this is another event where I am simply supporting him. Theo took part in his first triathalon last year and in doing so took our fundraising to well over £8000. So it goes without saying that we are extremely grateful for your continued support!

Theo and Brunel

This triathlon is part of the Super Hero Series and its big, its bold and its gutsy. It’s the UK’s one and only disability sports series for the everyday superhero and was actually set up by an ex paralympian and World Championship medalist. The event itself will attract many of the athletes from the London Paralympics and has grown in popularity since its conception, attracting some huge sponsorship names including the likes of Marvel and big FTSE companies. It will also be televised again on Channel 4 so keep an eye open for us if you tune in (I will be the gorilla trying to keep up with my son!).

Theo and Brunel 2

What makes all of this so inspiring for me, and I hope you, is that Theo has cerebral palsy due to him being born 3 months premature, but in continuing to compete in these events, he is proving that the only disability in life is a bad attitude.  This event is all about equality, diversity and inclusivity. Theo has already overcome so much in his life already and is most definitely not one to give up on anything! He had a very tough start to life and I was originally told that Theo would not make it through his first 24 hours of life which was even more heart breaking considering not only what was going on with him but what was also going on with my wife. However they have both surprised all!

I owe more to St Mark’s Hospital than words can describe as I have lost count of the number of times that they have saved and transformed the life of my wife Laura following the original birthing complications that she experienced. The research that St Mark’s is doing, if successful, will have a direct impact on my wife and her quality of life and hence there is no question with regards to my motivation in getting to my £50,000 target.

Any sponsorship you can provide would be greatly appreciated, even if it is just £1!

Many thanks in advance,


Good luck to Theo and Brunel from all at St Mark’s Hospital!

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