Justin Birchall, a director at Burnley-based Birchall Foodservice, has completed the Dakar Rally in Chile, South America, with charity Race2Recovery. Only 40% of those who enter finish the race, which covers 9,000km over 15 days, and took place on January 5th.
Justin was a civilian driver in the team, made up of mainly British servicemen along with two US Marines – many of them amputees following injuries in Afghanistan.
Justin said, “My next challenge is to reach the £25,000 fundraising target for Tedworth House set by myself and everyone at Birchall Foodservice. Thanks to everyone who has kindly donated so far – and please keep giving!”
You can make a donation online by visiting http://justgiving.com/Justin-Birchall
Read our exclusive interview with Colin Birchall, managing director of Birchall Foodservice in Better Wholesaling February, out next week
Image: Justin is on the second row, third from right