Banbury area family taking on 1000k challenge during November for Prostate Cancer UK charity
Kallum, who is a teaching assistant at the Grange Community Primary School, said: "We set up a GoFundMe page to raise awareness and hopefully a small amount of money for Prostate Cancer UK.
"As of 16/11/2020 we have raised £2015. This is an amazing achievement for myself and my family as our target was £500.
"I started the fundraising challenge due to a special member of our family being affected by prostate cancer. As this now holds a special place for all my family and me, I wanted to show the family member that we are all here to support them and that they are not alone in this.
"Throughout November my family have been running, cycling and walking. Initially, we were aiming to complete 600k collectively. However, we are halfway through the month and have already completed 545.6k, therefore we have decided to increase our target to 1000k."
Karl, aged 31, who is Kallum's brother lives in Southam, is completing 550k cycling challenge on a stationary bike in his home. He has cycled 20k every day since November 1.
Kallum's parents who live in Fenny Compton are taking on the challenge of walking and jogging 300k during the month of November. Sarah, 55, who is a retired teacher from the Grange Community Primary School and Steve, 54, a deputy governor in a prison, enjoy long walks together. But to meet their goal they don't stop there. Sarah and Steve have also been walking or running on their own too.
Anyone who would like to contribute to the Dixey family challenge for Prostate Cancer UK can use the following GoFundMe web link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-dixey039s-600k-challenge-for-prostate-cancer-uk
Kallum, aged 24, has started everyday of the month with a 5 to 11k run at 6am before going to work at the Grange Community Primary School. He is aiming to run 150k before the end of the month.
He said: "I have always been active and interested in sport as I play for Banbury rugby club. However, last year I aggravated an existing injury in my knee, which prevented me from being active. To begin with, the running was a little bit challenging, but as the month has progressed, I am finding it a little bit easier and enjoying it as I know it’s such a worthy cause."