Ben Moorhouse

Halifax - Blackpool - Manchester Extreme Challenge Walk 2024 and Tsambika Monastery Rhodes Challenge 2024

Fundraising for The Kallipateira Moorhouse Foundation
£1,448
raised of £10,000 target
by 35 supporters
July 13th-July 14th 2024:Walking from Halifax to Blackpool to Manchester, 110 Miles nonstop and with no sleep. August 17th 2024 : Tsambika Monastery in Rhodes 100 times In One Day
In memory of Kallipateira Rodothea Moorhouse
We support parents whos babies have died & to help save lives by supporting research

Story

On October 26th, 2018, our daughter Kallipateira was Stillborn just two weeks before her due date. As I held Kallipateira in my arms I made her a promise that I would do her proud and continue her legacy by helping to support other parents who have experienced the death of a baby/babies, and also to help save babies lives.

On May 16th 2019 we then experienced a miscarriage at 9 weeks of pregnancy.

The devastation of Kallipateira's death is with me each and every day. The pain does not go away but somehow you have to adapt to a different life. I would have given Kallipateira my life for her to be ok. I must now be Kallipateira's voice. Every baby deserves a chance at life.

On May 23rd, 2020, we gave birth to our rainbow baby Apollon Alexandros Moorhouse who was born early at 35 weeks at Saint Marys Hospital in Manchester. After the death of Kallipateira and a miscarriage we knew that to hopefully give Kallipateira a brother or sister with a better outcome we must be cared for by the best in the UK, Professor Alexander Heazell of The Tommy’s Rainbow Clinic and Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre in Manchester. Through the world class care and research, they undertake and put into practice, we are proud to say Apollon is a real-life miracle. If it were not for Alex Heazell he would not be here.

Kallipateira is the love of my life and in her honour and for her legacy to help save babies lives I will will take on two events in 2024.

As Kallipateira’s dad I need to channel my grief into this and raise more funds for Alex and his team to help save babies lives through research.

Originally in 2024 I was going to take a step back from extreme challenges for my mental and physical health. I have been doing extreme challenges since 2015 and year after year putting a huge amount of trauma on myself physically with the magnitude of the events. We decided Gaynor would take on her own event over a few days and I would support. Unfortunately Gaynor broke her ankle on the last day of our holiday in Rhodes and now faces months of recovery so our plans for 2024 had to change.

I made the decision that I would put my trainers back on in 2024 and take on Gaynor's original event in July - but I will be doing this the only way I know how - nonstop and with no sleep! For Kallipateira , Alex and the team in Manchester and for The Kallipateira Moorhouse Foundation I decided I would take on a second extreme challenge event in August.

On July 13th, 2024, I will walk 110 Miles nonstop from Wainhouse Tower in Halifax to Blackpool- then to Saint Marys Hospital in Manchester - the home of Alex Heazell and his team at the Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre and the Tommy's Rainbow Clinic. This will be one night of no sleep and I will finish on Sunday July 14th.

Then in August I will be heading back to my second home to the Greek Island Of Rhodes.

On August 17th during the height of summer I will take on the islands famous Tsambika Monastery on the East Coast.

There are a total of 300 steps from the bottom of the road to the top of Tsambika Monastery and is perched at an altitude of 240 metres.

I will be taking this on a total of 100 times in one day !

Tsambika Monastery is a very special and holy place on the island . Legend is that persons who hope to become parents and be blessed with a child pray to the Virgin Mary . Many parents go pray who have also experienced the death of a baby and to be blessed with another child.

In August 2019 we visited Tsambika Monastery and prayed to the Virgin Mary in hope to be blessed with another baby - a brother or sister for Kallipateira . Later that year we conceived and with the love and specialist care from Alex Heazell and his team we were blessed with our son Apollon Alexandros who is now 3 years old.

We are proud that Dignity Funeral Directors are the official headline sponsor of both of my 2024 events.

All funds raised from both events will go to Alex Heazell and his team at the Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre and Rainbow Clinic in Manchester to help save babies lives.

I ask everyone to please support and donate/sponsor what you can and by doing this you will be making a huge difference for Professor Heazell and his teams and helping to save babies lives nationally.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Best wishes

Ben Moorhouse

2024 Official Extreme Challenge Launch Video ( YouTube)

https://youtu.be/YUkZqI01BvM

Interactive Map - See the full Journey Below

https://youtu.be/pccW-tGyeaI

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About the charity

The Kallipateira Moorhouse Foundation will increase the awareness of Stillbirth, support parents who have experienced the death of a baby & support research to help reduce the numbers of babies who die during pregnancy or birth. We support the Tommy's Manchester rainbow clinic & research centre.

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+ £195.00 Gift Aid
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