“We decided to launch a website in April to better advise, inspire and provide support networks outside of Twitter,” Chris, who started his career in the Royal Navy, commented. “Since then it’s just grown so quickly and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response we’ve had. It’s used by people across the world to help their efforts to lose weight, get fit and raise money for charity through physical challenges. Inspiring stuff, every single day.”
Chris Brisley is something of an inspirational character himself. Having served for nearly a decade in the Royal Navy he was medically discharged in August 1995 with chronic asthma. He went on to run a marathon and remained fit despite his condition until being involved in a head on car crash in 2002. Three years of intense rehabilitation followed to get mobile again and he has gone on to prove that anything is possible, including running 65 miles on the 65th anniversary of D-Day, scaling the 5642m high Mount Elbrus, running 101 miles across Devon and completing an Ironman.
Yesterday saw companies across the country celebrating National Start Up day. In 2012 over 422,000 companies started up hoping to achieve the levels of success globally that www.TakeaChallenge.org have, a website that features stories of thousands of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
Those stories include Kelcey Anne Harrison who is running 3,500 miles across the USA to raise money for lung cancer charities. Marie Kelleher who became a swimming world record holder at the grand old age of 99 and Jono Lancaster, who cycled from London to Monaco to raise funds for Life for a Child in July.
“We expect to reach over 1 million hits and 800,000 visitors in our first year,” said Chris. “In 2013 we want to reach out and influence even more people.”
www.takeachallenge.org is embarking on Crowdfunding in December to take the business to the next level, aiming to make a global difference in inspiring people to step into fitness and fundraising.
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