South Coast Ultra Challenge Team Raise Funds For LIBRA


A team of four amazing supporters successfully completed the South Coast Ultra Challenge from 2 to 3 September 2023, raising over £2,500 for LIBRA. Jack Chambers, his brother Joel, along with friends Tom Steiner and Matt Voyce took part in the 100k adventure. They were inspired to raise funds in memory of their friend Vanessa, who tragically lost her life to Leukaemia in September 2020.

This challenge took in the South Downs National Park, with participants opting to run, jog or walk various distances. Ther route took our team to Beachy Head, over the magnificent Seven Sisters, and along the famous South Downs Way National Trail through Brighton and on to Arundel.

Jack Chambers said: “The four of us took up this challenge to honour Vanessa’s memory and the incredible person she was. I can honestly say that the South Coast Ultra Challenge was the hardest event I have ever done, and the feeling is mutual with the rest of the team, so it feels like a huge achievement to have completed it. Our goal was to raise £1,500 and complete the challenge in under 24 hours, so we smashed both of our targets.

“I witnessed firsthand the exceptional care Vanessa received at King’s, thanks in part to LIBRA’s efforts. I know that the funds we have raised will directly contribute to LIBRA’s mission, funding life-saving treatments, and providing hope to those battling blood cancers and blood disorders.”

LIBRA Chairman Andrew Lodge said: “Congratulations to the team for completing such a touch challenge – it is truly incredible. Their determination to raise funds for LIBRA is hugely appreciated. There is no doubt that their efforts will inspire others to sign up for challenges to help our cause – to raise funds for the haematology department at King’s College Hospital so that the best possible care and treatments is available for patients with blood cancers and blood disorders.”

Ultra Challenge Opportunities

LIBRA has partnered with the popular Ultra Challenge Series, so you have the opportunity to sign up for some incredible challenges that take place across Britain! These exhilarating events range from 25km through to 100km. You can opt to walk, jog or run the routes – just choose a challenge to suit you here.

If you would like to register for an Ultra Challenge or find out more about fundraising event opportunities, please email


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