Another madcap fundraising challenge for Hatton Park man who pushed a sprout up Mount Snowdon with his nose

Stuart Kettell suspended in a glass box for a fundraising challenge in 2010. Photo courtesy of Victoria Jane Photography.
Stuart Kettell suspended in a glass box for a fundraising challenge in 2010. Photo courtesy of Victoria Jane Photography.
  • Stuart Kettell’s madcap fundraising exploits have raised £49,000 for charity over the last ten years
  • His most bizarre and toughest challenge to date has been pushing a sprout up Mount Snowdon with his nose
  • This year he is attempting to burst 10,000 balloons on a pogo stick in two days

He has pushed a sprout up Mount Snowdon with his nose, lived in a glass box suspended by a crane for a week and ran the distance of seven marathons in seven days on a giant hamster wheel.

He has pushed a sprout up Mount Snowdon with his nose, lived in a glass box suspended by a crane for a week and ran the distance of seven marathons in seven days on a giant hamster wheel.

Now Hatton Park resident Stuart Kettle, formerly of Balsall Common, is going to add some bounce and pop to his fundraising efforts for his next madcap challenge in July.

Mr Kettell, 50, who has raised £49,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support since he ran the London Marathon in 2006 and is now also raising funds for the Myton Hospices, will set up 10,000 balloons in Coventry’s Broadgate and then attempt to pop them all over a day and a half by using a pogo stick.

He said: “It will be a huge physical challenge as I am also on a Vurtego V3 pogo stick which has a compressed air cylinder which makes it jump over 6ft high so it will be a very demanding challenge.

“It’ll be even more demanding for me this year as I have just been diagnosed with a leaking mitral valve to my heart which makes me short of breath.

The challenge will mean I have to pop a balloon every seven seconds and that is not allowing for a break,

In the last ten years Mr Kettell has also ridden from Land’s End to Jon O’Groats on a Penny Farthing, kayaked from France to Coventry, been suspended in the air by helium balloons for seven days, walked the 500 miles around Coventry on a pair of stilts, flown around Britain in a flexwing microlight straight after his training and levitated in mid-air for a week.

Mr Kettell Said: “Snowdon was definitely the toughest. It was really painful.”

To sponsor Mr Kettell text your donation to 70070 typing stuk75 and then £ and the amount between £1 and £10. www.willthemadfoolmakeit.co.uk

It will be a huge physical challenge

Stuart Kettell