In December 2014 our dear friend Andreas was the victim of a brutal doorstep acid attack. Since then he has received phenomenal support and ongoing care from the Katie Piper Foundation. In recognition of this support a number of his friends and family have pledged to raise money for this fantastic cause over the course of 2016 by organising and taking part in a number of challenges and events. So far these include:
- Cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats on a fixed gear bike (Charlie Penrose in September) - the challenge this page was initially set up for.
- Running the London Marathon (Ben Jones, April - dedicated fundraising link here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/BenJones12)
- A great many of Andreas' friends and family running the British 10k London Run in July - 30+ at present
- An exclusive supper club organised by Andreas' sister - a professional baker and owner of the Pink Peach Cake Company (for more information and tickets go here: https://www.facebook.com/Supperclubstcolumb/)
As more fundraising efforts are organised information about them (and dedicated fundraising links) will be posted on this page. All donations pledged through this page will go to the Katie Piper Foundation.
For more information on what happened to Andreas read these stories: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3252062/Father-one-left-scarred-life-half-blind-man-threw-acid-face-revenge-attack-targeted-wrong-victim.html and here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3415645/Acid-attack-victim-Andreas-Christopheros-not-bothered-looks.html