Chester PC completes 30 challenges for his 30th birthday
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A serving police officer is marking his 30th birthday in a unique way – by undertaking 30 different challenges for charity.
Chester PC Steffan Cooling started his challenges in May 2019 when he completed the Chester Half Marathon.
Since then he has completed 28 other challenges, including a Cheshire 100k cycle ride and the Denbigh Sprint Triathlon.
He has even learnt sign language and how to surf!
Steffan is set to complete his final challenge this weekend, when he takes part in a 10,000ft tandem skydive.
All of the money raised will be donated to the Marie Curie cancer charity.
Steffan said: “As I approached my 30th birthday I decided that I wanted to do something different and something to really push and challenge myself.
“That’s why I decided to undertake my 30 different challenges, ranging from charity bake sales, marathons and even Dry January.
“So far the response has been fantastic and I approach the final challenge this weekend, a 10,000ft skydive, really keen to complete it and help raise £1,000 for the Marie Curie charity.
“Having lost my mum to cancer a couple of years ago, I saw what great work the charity does.
“It’s a charity which is close to my heart.”
To sponsor Steffan visit https://justgiving.com/fundraising/steffans30in30.
Below is a full list of Steffan’s 30 challenges:
1: Chester Half Marathon, 19 May 2019
2: Denbigh Sprint Triathlon, 23 June 2019
3: Scaling Scafell Pike, 30 June 2019
4: Cheshire 100k cycle ride, 21 July 2019
5: Learning how to surf, 1 August 2019
6: Abseiling down St Asaph Cathedral, 3 August 2019
7: Going down a 100mph zip line, 12 August 2019
8: Llanrwst Sprint Triathlon, 1 September 2019
9: Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon, 8 September 2019
10: A 5k Colour Run, 15 September 2019
11: Chester Marathon (26.2 miles), 6 October 2019
12: Passing motorbike CBT (Compulsory Basic Training), 10 October 2019
13: Passing British Sign Language course
14: Paris 20k run (finishing under the Eiffel Tower), 13 October 2019
15: Big Bake Sale, 20 November 2019
16: Decembeard (not shaving in December)
17: Chester parkrun, 1 January 2020
18: New Year's Day Dip at Bala Lake, 1 January 2020
19: Dry January (no alcohol for the month)
20: Dash in the Dark Llandegla fell run, 17 January 2020
21: 100ft bungee jump drop through a trap door, 19 January 2020
22: Moel Famau night race, 28 January 2020
23: Walk up Snowden, 5 March 2020
24: Walk up Sandstone Trail in a day, 6 March 2020
25: Chester 10K, 8 March 2020
26: Kayak around the Llyn Padarn lake (4.6 miles), 10 March 2020
27: Cycle around Anglesey
28: Swim across Llyn Geirionydd
29: 10,000 calorie eating challenge
30: 10,000ft tandem skydive