John Bishop is in for a hellish week
Stand up comedian John Bishop is about to have one incredibly tough week as he takes on a new BT Sport Relief Challenge in Bishop’s Week Of Hell.
In the second in a series of celebrity challenges sponsored by BT for Sport Relief 2012, John Bishop will start the most physically gruelling test of his life as he attempts to cycle, row and run over 290 punishing miles from Paris to London in just five days.
John will start the first leg of his challenge on Monday 27th February at the Eiffel Tower in Paris and will cycle over 185 tortuous miles to the coast in less than 24 hours.
For the second leg, John is hoping to row from mainland Europe to the UK – an ambitious task for anyone let alone someone who suffers with bad seasickness. To help John navigate the choppy waters and battle the waves he will be joined by a team of celebrity rowers including Davina McCall and Denise Lewis.
If all that wasn’t enough the final stage of this epic triathlon will see John take on three exhausting marathons in just three days, finishing in Trafalgar Square in London on Friday 2nd March.
When John is on his last legs, celebrity mates including Dermot O’Leary, Frank Skinner and Robbie Savage will provide much needed motivation when they run alongside him.
John is one ordinary bloke on one extraordinary mission and he needs all the support he can get! Sponsor him now.
“I must be mad. I’m a man in my mid 40s, a bit thicker round the middle than I’d like to be and I’m about to take on the biggest physical challenge of my life, ” said John. “Up until a few weeks ago I’d never even sat in a rowing boat.”
John hopes to raise enough money, not only to pay for a vaccine against five deadly diseases for 250,000 children in Africa, but also help people living incredibly tough lives in the UK.
Every year, almost two million children in Africa die from diseases that can be prevented by simple vaccines. Pentavalent is one such vaccine. It costs just £5 and protects against five deadly diseases: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B and haemophilus, which can cause meningitis and pneumonia.
BT has pledged to raise £1 million for Sport Relief 2012.
Buzz for Bishop Day
To help John stay motivated throughout the challenge, BT is declaring ‘Buzz for Bishop Day’ on Thursday 1st March.
*BT will donate 1p for every phone call made by a BT residential and business calls and lines customer from a BT residential or business landline, every call made from a BT payphone and 25p for every call to BT’s Directory Enquiry Service 118500 from any landline or mobile between 00.01 and 24.00 on the 01/03/12).
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