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Tom Tainton

Tom Tainton writes

Posted Friday, March 22nd 2019

Bristolian to tackle Mount Everest for Wooden Spoon charity

Bristolian Ben Harvey will attempt a record breaking climb of Mount Everest to raise funds for Wooden Spoon - the children's charity of rugby.

Wooden Spoon is the children’s charity of rugby, funding life-changing projects across the UK and Ireland to support children and young people with disabilities or facing disadvantage.

Ben - alongside former international stars Lee Mears, Shane Williams, Ollie Phillips and Tamara Taylor - is set to tackle Mount Everest in April.

The team aim to break two Guinness World Records: to play the highest game of full contact rugby AND the highest game of touch rugby in history, whilst raising Β£200,000 for the charity.

The money raised will help fund projects that support children and young people with disabilities and facing disadvantage across the UK and Ireland.

Find out more about Ben's mission by clicking here.

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