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Son’s Afghan war tales inspire challenge
11:00am Saturday 23rd June 2012 in News
A VALE businessman is taking on a series of challenges for military charities after hearing his son’s tales of the war in Afghanistan.
Paul Newitt, who owns Bespoke Furniture Services, will run the Evesham 10km next month before taking on a 10-mile endurance event in September.
The Evesham resident has lined up the challenges to raise money for Help for Heroes and The Parachute Regiment Charity.
Paul will be joined by friends Steve Gould and Simon Cainey in the Para’s 10-Miler, which sees participants carrying 35lb backpacks along a 10-mile course at Catterick Garrison in Yorkshire.
Mr Newitt said: “I was inspired to fund-raise after hearing my son, who is in the Parachute Regiment, talk about what he had seen in Afghanistan.
“It breaks all our hearts every time we see a British service person brought home in a coffin or seriously injured whilst doing their duty so this is us all trying to do our bit.”
To support the trio, visit bmycharity.com/stokes10