October 11 2017

When Ryan called to tell us he would be spending 13 hours in a box we were a little puzzled, to say the least. His mum, Claire went on to explain that Ryan has been dealing with some health issues and hates feeling ill so much that he wants to help others who are suffering. A huge athletics fan, Ryan was inspired by World Champion and two-time Olympian, Danny Talbot who gave a talk at Ryan's school, St Augustine's Catholic College about doing things that make you happy and that's just what Ryan has decided to do. 

The courageous young man that he is, Ryan came up with the idea all on his own. Being 13 himself he figured one hour for every year of his life wasn't too much to give up for a good cause. Dad was drafted in to get some boxes and with his mum's help, Ryan will fix them together (with some air-holes of course) to form his new home for 13 hours. 

Update: Ryan began his challenge on the evening of Friday, 27th October and climbed triumphantly out of the box the next morning after the full 13 hours. He has managed to raise just over £100 so far, a huge amount considering he's done this all on his own. 

Ryan said: "It wasn't very comfy and my neck hurt after a while but I'm glad I did it. I saw mum help with fundraising for Alzheimer's Support last year and this year I knew I wanted to do something too."