A FEW beers at the local has turned into a 62.5 mile challenge for four Black Country friends to raise £5,000 for a men’s cancer charity.
Accountant Dave Bytheway, financial director Ian Bytheway, sprinkler fitter Nick Cockburn and firefighter Nigel Bolton are in training to run the gruelling London to Brighton challenge on May 25.
The quartet, nicknamed Team Running on Empty, hope to raise money for Balls to Cancer, a Wolverhampton charity established by Mark Bates to fund male cancer awareness, education and research.
Dave Bytheway, director at Bytheway Accountants, explained: “We were having a few beers down the pub when somebody threw down the gauntlet of running 62.5 miles.
“I’d heard about the excellent work Mark and his family were doing in setting up Balls to Cancer and I liked the fact it was helping to support men with cancer.”
Worcestershire conveyor manufacturer Conveyor Units and Bytheway Accountants have pledged their support as main sponsors.
Jacks Café and Bar in Wolverhampton, has also held a fundraising concert, raffle and auction.
* Pictured are Ian, Nick, Nigel and David.