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    Weʼve raised £2,775 to support two charities - Amnesty International UK and Karis Neighbour Scheme

    Funded on Thursday, 1st September 2022

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    I wanted to mark what would have been Grandma Betty's 100th birthday with a big charity fundraising effort but unfortunately last year's planned event was cancelled due to the pandemic. Therefore, this year I will be training for my first ever triathlon and have entered The Titan Brecon (Half Ironman) in Wales on June 18th 2022 to raise money for two very special causes. Betty was a strong ambassador for Amnesty International and continued to support them right until the end of her inspiring 99 years. She was kind, selfless and an advocate for human rights, equality and opportunity for all.

    The second charity I am supporting is a much smaller local charity called Karis Neighbour Scheme (KNS). I am lucky to have recently joined an incredible team at Karis Medical Centre as a GP in Ladywood, Birmingham where there is a strong emphasis on caring for people holistically and trying to help tackle health inequalities amongst the most vulnerable people in our society. KNS does some amazing work in our local community and I know Betty would be smiling at the thought of much needed money and resources being provided for both KNS and her beloved Amnesty.

    Here is a photo of Betty lighting her World Peace Candle on her 97th birthday and below you can visit the websites of the two charities I am fundraising for in her memory :)

    Karis Neighbour Scheme

    Amnesty International UK

    Details of the race can be found below. Your support will help motivate me through the countless hours of training needed to complete the 1.2 mile open water swim, followed by a 60 mile bike ride and a 13.1 mile run up and down the Brecon Beacons! Thank you very much for any contribution you are able to make xxx

    Titan Brecon Triathlon

    Anyone keen to join me for training (including post training drinks) or in Wales for the event itself (with even more post race drinks!) you're more than welcome :)

    Having a great time celebrating Betty's birthday at her favourite restaurant until the guy on the table next to us said "Your MUM'S doing great for 98!!!"

    Turning 99 in style! :) xxx



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    • Ian


      Jul 5, 2022

      Great job! Tough guy


    • Jack Pullan

      Jack Pullan

      Jun 24, 2022

      Well in mate! Great shift


    • Tom Melia

      Tom Melia

      Jun 22, 2022

      Only just caught wind of this mate, but what a bloody sterling effort. Hats off to you Mr Chesner, hope you're keeping well!


    • Ben, Sarah, James and Harry Rea

      Ben, Sarah, James and Harry Rea

      Jun 22, 2022

      Congratulations Rob, great effort 🎉


    • Jane & Glyn

      Jane & Glyn

      Jun 21, 2022

      Lovely tribute for Betty! Very impressed at how fit you’ll have to be!


    • Jane Duffy

      Jane Duffy

      Jun 21, 2022

      Dear Robert,Well done ! Two great charities and as you say rightly reflecting and remembering a great lady!Enjoy it all too !Love Jane and John and all Duffy’s xxxx


    • Team Besty

      Team Besty

      Jun 20, 2022

      Great work Chez, smashed it. Amazing effort!


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