Coast To Coast Challenge For Whitley Bay Dad

21 July 2013, 07:03 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

A dad from Whitley Bay is taking part in his fourth Coast To Coast challenge to raise money for the Children's Heart Unit at the Freeman.

Ivan Hollingsworth's son Seb was born with a congenital heart defect and had to be treated by doctors at the Freeman's specialist heart unit.

Ever since, Ivan and his wife Nadine have been raising money for the unit.

This will be Ivan's fourth Coast To Coast challenge - and this year he's pushing himself even further.

The team will set off from Whitehaven today (Sunday 21st of July) and the challenge will end at Tynemouth's Longsands beach on Wednesday (24th July)

Ivan is hoping to raise £20,000 to add the £311,000 already raised to rebuild the playroom and play area at Ward 23 of the Children's Heart Unit.

You can find out more about Seb4CHUF HERE

Donations can be made via the JustGiving Page or you can text CHUF99 and £5 or £10 to 70070

Ivan's Epic Challenge

Sunday 21st July
Cycle 75 miles from Whitehaven to Keswick
Climbing up some of toughest climbs in the Lake District (2 are in the top 10 climbs in the UK), including Hardnott, Wrynose, Whinlatter and Honister Pass Total climbing 4,963ft

Monday 22nd July
Swim 1 mile across Derwent Water
Cycle 65 miles to Alston Climbing Kirkstone and Hartside Pass Total climbing 3,805ft

Tuesday 23rd July
Run 35 miles to Close House Hotel, Heddon on the Wall

Wednesday 24th July
Run a Marathon from Close House Hotel to Tynemouth Longsands Beach
We will stop at the Monument in Newcastle for the final group of runners to join us to run the last Half Marathon to Tynemouth