September 11 2021

samir aziz finishes his epic welsh 3000s challenge

Samir Aziz is a fantastic fundraiser who previously completed the Winchester Half Marathon in support of us back in 2019. This September, he returned to the fundraising fold to attempt something brand new; The Welsh 3000s Challenge. 

To donate to Samir’s JustGiving page, please click here 


Having fully recovered from multilevel lumbar disc pain, completing the Half Marathon was a major achievement for Samir and it’s this that’s motivated him to complete his latest notoriously tough challenge. The charity is also close to his heart, not only as a result of his personal experiences, but as he knows Horatio’s father and trustee, David Chapple, along with many others in the world of orthopaedic surgery.  

Carrying the thought of those he’ll be helping with him, Samir successfully trained for and completed The Welsh 3000s Challenge in the allotted 24 hours, which started on Saturday 11th September and finished yesterday on Sunday 12th September! 

The Challenge involved climbing the 15 mountains in Wales that stand at a striking height of 3000 feet or more. Geographically, these fall within three ranges; The Snowdon Massif, The Glyderau and The Carneddau. 

In total the journey is 50km, with nearly 4000m of ascent; it was certainly no easy task, but Samir’s incredible determination and dedication meant that he finished the course just as he intended!


Now that his incredible adventure is over, he hopes that everyone will continue to feel ‘great joy’ when donating, with his challenge being a way to bring people together to contribute to changing the lives of people affected by spinal injury. 

To donate to Samir’s JustGiving page, please click here 

Whilst he might have already smashed his fundraising target of £1,000, your valuable support kept Samir going throughout his remarkable, gruelling challenge and he believes that there are plenty more people out there who can help to plant hope for people facing difficult times throughout the country. 

We’re absolutely thrilled to hear of Samir’s triumph and hope that he’s spending the remainder of the week resting well. We wish him huge congratulations and are already intrigued to see where his next adventure may take him.

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