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Richardson Brothers Foundation support Escape from Colditz

The Richardson Brothers Foundation has continued its long-term support of 'Blind Dave' Heeley's fundraising efforts by sponsoring his latest challenge, which will see him 'escaping' from Colditz castle.

Over the past decade Dave has raised over £3 million for Black Country charities by completing a series of demanding physical challenges, including running seven marathons on seven continents in seven days.

His latest venture will see him escaping from Colditz castle in Germany - which became an eye infirmary after the war - and cycling back to West Bromwich Albion's Hawthorns stadium. All monies raised will go to support the WBA charity foundation.

Fundraiser Dave Heeley receives his Richardson Brothers Foundation cheque from Amanda Anderson and Paul Faulkner

Dave explained:

“This year, after twice being postponed the “Escape from Colditz”, 800 miles of gruelling cycling will take place from 18 April, leaving Colditz Castle on a journey back to the Hawthorns in 7 days.

Once again the Richardson family have shown their colours by supporting Team Blind Dave and the Albion Foundation.

Many years ago I under took a journey from John O’Groats to Lands End, a journey that took 10 days, comprising of 10 marathons in 10 days with a combined 700 miles of cycling.

I had a conversation with the family who pledged a sum of money when I crossed the finish line. They were generous and true to their word, and after all those years the Richardson family have always offered support to my challenges.

I know through various conversations they as a family like to support local endeavours, they have always done me proud and for that I truly appreciate all the they do.”

To support Dave with his 'Escape from Colditz' challenge please visit:

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