A Together Housing Customer Services Advisor is about to set off on one of his hardest journeys yet, a 150-mile walk around the entirety of Rhodes with no break.
Ben Moorhouse, a Customer Services Advisor from Halifax, aims to raise money for the Kallipateira Moorhouse Foundation. Ben created the charity with his partner Gaynor Thompson after the stillbirth of their daughter Kallipateira in 2018. The foundation aims to raise awareness of stillbirth and support new research into preventing stillbirth which could save lives.
Ben said, “In October of 2018 our daughter Kallipateira was stillborn just two weeks from her due date. As I held her in my arms, I made her a promise that I would do her proud and continue her legacy by supporting other parents grieving the loss of a child and research that could save lives.”
On August 14th 2021, Ben will walk non-stop around the entire island of Rhodes with no break or rest. The walk is predicted to take 48 hours and will cover 150-miles – the equivalent of six marathons!
In preparation, Ben has been training for a year to build up his physical strength and mental endurance to meet the challenge and has even lost 3 stone.
Ben said, “This challenge will be a huge test of endurance, mental strength, and character. The dangers involved are beyond extreme, but I am prepared to risk everything in honour of my daughter Kallipateira.”
The money will go towards supporting parents who have lost a child through miscarriage or stillbirth, and will go towards Tommy’s Rainbow Clinic in Manchester which aims to understand why babies are stillborn and improve the care of mothers in pregnancy after experiencing a stillbirth. So far Ben has raised £2,995 and hopes to raise £20,000.
If you would like to find out more about the Kallipateira Moorhouse Foundation you can visit: https://www.kmfoundation.co.uk/
If you would like to donate towards Ben’s challenge you can visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rhodes2021