Sheffield Man’s Journey Of A Lifetime For Charity

Great Ormond Street Hospital

21.06.2010

Sheffield Man's Journey Of A Lifetime For Charity

A leading Sheffield lawyer is going for the drive of his life as he joins a team of 100 cars, heading to Germany and back in 100 hours to raise £100,000 for charity.

David Urpeth, a partner and national head of workplace injuries at law firm Irwin Mitchell, is to attempt the Nurburgring 100, where 100 drivers will travel in their own cars from the UK to the notoriously challenging Nurburgring racing circuit, complete several laps of the track before heading back, all in 100 hours. The ultimate goal of the event is to raise £100,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Urpeth said: "I have run the Sheffield half marathon and done a tandem free-fall parachute jump but for a car enthusiast this is an extremely exciting opportunity. I love driving and the opportunity to take my own car on an adventure like this whilst also raising money for such a worthy cause was too good to miss.

"The whole trip whilst a great adventure will certainly be a significant challenge with a drive across 3 countries  before even reaching the track.  All funds raised will be going to Great Ormond Street Hospital which is world famous for the fantastic work it does.

"I am hoping to raise £1000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital. I have currently raised £240, so am keen to get additional sponsors."

Anyone who wishes to donate can visit http://www.justgiving.com/David-Urpeth.

"I would like to sincerely thank everyone who has given me words of encouragement and sponsored me so far, and I hope to see you all soon!"