Golden boy backs char­ity event

The Jewish Chronicle - - Community Life -

BRI­TAIN’S OLYMPIC kayak­ing gold medal­list Tim Bra­bants put him­self up for hire at a Tri-for-Life com­bined char­i­ties’ chal­lenge, for which World Jewish Re­lief was a key ben­e­fi­ciary.

The mini-triathlon at­tracted 300 par­tic­i­pants and 600 spec­ta­tors to Dor­ney Lake, near Eton — a 2012 Olympic venue — for a test of swim­ming, cycling and run­ning en­durance.

Bra­bants also pre­sented the win­ners with their medals, com­ment­ing: “It was re­fresh­ing to see so many char­i­ties work­ing closely to­gether for a com­mon cause. I look for­ward to next year.”

Tri-for-Life chair­man Har­vey Selby is a keen sup­porter of WJR, which will ben­e­fit by £20,000 from the pro­ceeds. An­other Jewish char­ity, the Em­ploy­ment Re­source Cen­tre, will re­ceive £3,000 and the other ben­e­fi­cia­ries are Rays of Sun­shine, Great Or­mond Street Hospi­tal, the Teenage Can­cer Trust and the MTV Stay­ing Alive Foun­da­tion.

Mr Selby said that “feed­back from par­tic­i­pants and spec­ta­tors has been in­cred­i­bly pos­i­tive and we al­ready have peo­ple sign­ing up for 2009”.

Show us your medals: Tim Bra­bants at the Tri-for-Life chal­lenge

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