FOR five days Jack Block will be viewing life from a very different perspective.

The 26-year-old is taking a unique approach to fundraising by walking backwards to raise money for a trip organised by St Oswald’s Hospice, in Gosforth, Newcastle.

In June this year, Jack is hoping to go on the charity’s Transylvanian Challenge and needs to raise £2,400 to fund the nine-day expedition which includes four days’ hiking and biking in the Fagaras Mountains.

He and his fellow challengers will then link up with charity Hospices of Hope to take part in a three-day project at local hospice Casa Sperantei in the medieval town of Brasov.

Jack, of Heaton, Newcastle, said he will walk everywhere backwards and estimates he could travel as far as 10 miles in the five days.

“I’m hoping my backwards walking will raise money as well as increase awareness of St Oswald’s Hospice and the great work they do,” explained the BT Call Centre worker.

“I’ve been practising a little in my house and it’s actually quite difficult to walk backwards because it hurts your neck when you’re trying to look around to see where you’re going.

“I will walk from my home to Newcastle city centre backwards, as well as to and from the shops and pubs.

“To visit Transylvania is something I’ve always wanted to do. When I found out St Oswald’s Hospice was organising a challenge out there I was keen to put my name down as it’s a fantastic charity that helps many families in the North East.”

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Fundraiser to walk backwards to for charity

FOR five days Jack Block will be viewing life from a very different perspective.

The 26-year-old is taking a unique approach to fundraising by walking backwards to raise money for a trip organised by St Oswald’s Hospice, in Gosforth, Newcastle.

In June this year, Jack is hoping to go on the charity’s Transylvanian Challenge and needs to raise £2,400 to fund the nine-day expedition which includes four days’ hiking and biking in the Fagaras Mountains.

He and his fellow challengers will then link up with charity Hospices of Hope to take part in a three-day project at local hospice Casa Sperantei in the medieval town of Brasov.

Jack, of Heaton, Newcastle, said he will walk everywhere backwards and estimates he could travel as far as 10 miles in the five days.

“I’m hoping my backwards walking will raise money as well as increase awareness of St Oswald’s Hospice and the great work they do,” explained the BT Call Centre worker.

“I’ve been practising a little in my house and it’s actually quite difficult to walk backwards because it hurts your neck when you’re trying to look around to see where you’re going.

“I will walk from my home to Newcastle city centre backwards, as well as to and from the shops and pubs.

“To visit Transylvania is something I’ve always wanted to do. When I found out St Oswald’s Hospice was organising a challenge out there I was keen to put my name down as it’s a fantastic charity that helps many families in the North East.”

Read the article on ChronicleLive

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