Rydal Penrhos pupil Charley Simpson to embark on sawn-till-dusk golf challenge for Children in Need
19th October 2016

A determined fundraiser at Rydal Penrhos is set to embark on a dawn-till-dusk golf challenge for charity.

Charley Simpson, a Year 7 sports scholar at the school, will have just ten hours to complete a special Dream Round challenge, which will see him play the best hole at 18 different courses along the North Wales coast.

The gruelling task, which will take place on Wednesday, November 2, is in aid of BBC Children in Need and is the latest in a long line of daring challenges the 11-year-old has done for the charity, which has raised more than £10,000 so far.

Aged five he cycled 14 miles from Pensarn to Llandudno, and a year later completed the “Top Gear Triathlon”, consisting of walking, cycling and go karting round the BBC programme’s testing track.

At seven he cycled from Chester to Llandudno, trekked up Snowdon and has completed a marathon 2,372 yard, 72-hole challenge at Rhos on Sea Golf Club.

The current task will begin at Caernarfon Golf Club at 7.30am and will see him take in prestigious courses such as Conwy, Maesdu, Rhuddlan and Prestatyn before he is scheduled to finish at Northop Country Park at 5pm.

Charley joined Rydal Penrhos in September and has quickly become a pivotal member of the school’s Golf Academy.

Acting head Roger McDuff, said: “What Charley has been able to achieve at such a young age is nothing short of extraordinary, and everyone at Rydal Penrhos wishes him the very best of luck in his latest challenge.

“He has quickly established himself as a valued member of the school community and this latest fundraising challenge is further proof of the type of character he is, and we are all very proud of him for what he continues to do to help those less fortunate.”

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  • Rydal Penrhos pupil Charley Simpson is set to embark on a dawn-till-dusk golf challenge for BBC Children in Need.
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