A war child helping war children
Last year, at the age of 73, Mike completed the London triathlon for War Child – becoming the oldest person to ever do so.
And now he’s doing it again this year.
That means swimming 750 metres, cycling 20 kilometres and running 5 kilometres – at the age of 74. And all to raise money to help those children in camps and facilitators in war zones.
What I find most touching about Mike that his motivation is he's a war child himself. His father was killed during the Second World War – three months before Mike was born.
This has driven him to do whatever he can for children affected by war today.
“I have to say I don’t think I suffered in any way as much as these kids are in Syria and other countries are at the moment,” he told me.
“I feel I’ve been able to do something by raising money for War Child.”
Fundraising is amazing
Mike’s drive and determination are truly inspiring.
This year, he hopes that the grand total of his fundraising efforts for War Child will reach £20,000.
That's a staggering amount. And it goes a very long way in the places where we work.
We are all so massively in awe of him here at War Child.
We all want to be like Mike.